Pain killers have become more and more common. With one being prescribed for even the slightest of pain. It is amazing to see how people would rather swallow a bunch of pills than face a moment of pain. While I agree for severe pains pain killers are necessary, they aren’t a must have for every type of experience. The most common pain killer today is ibuprofen. Why has this painkiller become so essential that people have stopped going anywhere without a stock? You’ll see women carrying around ibuprofens in their purses religiously. The pill you pop may give you a temporary relief from pain but when it comes back, what are you to do? Pop another pill? When does the vicious cycle end?
Maybe you’re one of those people who don’t leave the house without their ibuprofen stock. But, did you know that in addition to relieving your pain for a brief moment, painkillers actually seriously harm your health. The sad part is doctors today prescribe ibuprofen for almost any type of minor injuries or toothaches. They basically prescribe ibuprofen as soon as the word “pain” comes in conversation.
Here’s something you didn’t know: Studies have confirmed that ibuprofen harms human health to a terrifying extent. It poisons the heart muscles and may even lead to death.
How about the next time you’re about to pop an ibuprofen for a pain, you try turmeric instead. Yup, that’s right, turmeric is actually a traditional painkiller. Your grandmother will definitely agree with us on this one. Turmeric relieves hidden as well as visible inflammation. A godsend for those who are regularly troubled by the inflammatory process.
You may have heard turmeric used as a spice for various dishes but what you perhaps didn’t know is that this spice is packed with strong polyphenols and has zero side effects. In fact it actually gives your body amazing power. To put it simply, turmeric has shown to provide well above 600 benefits.
So how should you take your turmeric? Add a tablespoon of turmeric powder to a cup of honey. After which, squeeze the juice of a whole lemon in the glass. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly with a wooden spoon until they combine well. Add a teaspoon of your awesome turmeric remedy in a cup of warm water and enjoy it three times a day to get the maximum benefit.
Turmeric has been proven to be a healthier and way more effective alternative to ibuprofen, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. The study involved 109 patients who were diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee.
A portion of the participants in the study were given 800g of ibuprofen; the remaining were given 2000mg of turmeric. This continued for a total of 6 weeks. After the time, the participants’ pain was measured during the performance of physical activities while doing common activities.
The group that had been treated with turmeric showed considerably better results in six week than their counterpart. They also reported to be more satisfied than the patients given ibuprofen. This is probably because turmeric is a natural, safe, yet powerful and potent painkiller that even science can’t deny.
In a nutshell, we believe that turmeric is a safe, natural, and easy to use home remedy for all your pains. And the most important part is that it doesn’t have any side effects nor is it habit forming. So, the next time you have a throbbing head, instead of reaching for your ibuprofen stock, try some turmeric. Your body will thank you for it in the long run.
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