Chances are, you have ibuprofen hidden in your purse or your wallet.
Whenever you are in some painyou would rather swallow you a pill and statistics show that more and more painkillers are used every day. Although they might provide a mild relief, the pain often comes back and we reach for another pill. We become addicted and painkillers become less effective because of excessive use.
Every doctor out there will prescribe ibuprofen for any kind of pain and this medication becomes one of the most common drugs used by students who take these medications for minor aches and injuries.
But did you know that painkillers can have a damaging effect on your health? Recent studies have shown that painkillers can poison the human heart and even have fatal consequences.
That’s why instead or ibuprofen, we recommend turmeric. Yes, turmeric! Turmeric is one of the most effective painkillers that has been used centuries ago. It is an effective weapon against visible and hidden inflammation. And the best thing about it is that there are over 600 proven health benefits and no serious side effects. It is packed with polyphenols that give turmeric an astonishing power.
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine conducted a study and has revealed that turmeric presents a healthier and more efficient alternative to ibuprofen in a case of osteoarthritis. 109 patients were involved in the study that were split into two groups. One group was ‘dosed’ with 800mg of ibuprofen daily while the other half took 2000mg of turmeric. Their pain was measured for 6 weeks while performing different physical activities like walking, running and stair climbing.
The group that took turmeric as a painkiller, showed better results. The patients reported to feel less pain in general and had higher levels of satisfaction compared to the ibuprofen group. It proved that turmeric can be the most effective, natural and safe painkiller.
So, next time you feel like reaching for that secret stash of painkillers, consider turmeric first. It is affordable, easy to use and incredibly effective.
Just add a tablespoon of turmeric, lemon juice and a little honey in a glass container. Mix all the ingredients together and then pour them into a glass of warm water. Drink this pain-relieving remedy for 3 times a day and the pain will go away.