The truth is that we all treat our headaches, backaches and other body pains by using medications, based on ibuprofen (Motrin, Nurofen, Advil & Nuprin).
Ibuprofen reduces any sort of pain instantly, but, on the other hand, there are many harmful effects of the long- term use. Some of the side effects are: hypertension (high blood pressure), erectile dysfunction, diarrhea/nausea, gastrointestinal bleeding, increased risk of heart attack, potential kidney cancer formation and others.
Fortunately, the nature has provided a natural remedy. That remedy is turmeric.
Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs, work by inhibiting an enzyme, Cyclooxygenase 2 or also known as COX – 2, that may lead to further inflammation.Turmeric is high in a very powerful compound, called curcumin. It acts like a true miracle for your health. In a case you are breast feeding or pregnant, you should not drink turmeric tea.
Turmeric tea recipe
In order to boost the effects, you can add other ingredients, such as ginger.
- 4 cups water
- 2 tablespoons grated fresh turmeric root, or 1 heaped teaspoon ground turmeric
- Fresh lemon/honey to taste
Method of preparation:
Firstly, you should boil some water on the stove.When it starts bubbling throw in the turmeric.Boil for another 15 – 20 minutes, if you are using fresh grated turmeric. At the end, strain the tea properly, add the lemon and spice it up with honey to your taste.