Usually, whenever we experience a headache, pain in the back or pain in other parts of the body, we immediately reach for medications based on ibuprofen (Motrin, Nurofen, Advil and Nuprin) so we can relieve the pain.
Ibuprofen has the ability to provide immediate relief from any type of pain, but will not solve the long-term problems inside the body.
The excessive consumption of these pills can cause side-effects including gastrointestinal bleeding, diarrhea, nausea, hypertension (high blood pressure), increased risk of heart attack, erectile dysfunction, and potential kidney cancer formation.
So, it is time to stop using ibuprofen and similar NSAIDs which inhibit the Cyclooxygenase 2 or COX -- 2 enzyme and will cause further inflammation.
When it comes to our health, we are luckily enough that Mother Nature gave us an amazing remedy that can provide numerous health benefits. Turmeric!
Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric which can do miracles for your health. When it comes to relieving pains and inflammation, turmeric tea is considered as the healthiest, most effective, and most ancient.
Note: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is recommended not to consume turmeric tea!
Turmeric will heal your aching joints and muscles and at the same time will relax your body.
For that purpose, we will present you a recipe how to make your own turmeric tea.
To boost the effects, you can add other ingredients, such as ginger.
Turmeric Tea Recipe
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric or 2 tablespoons grated fresh turmeric root
- 4 cups water
- Fresh lemon/honey to taste
You need to boil some water and add the turmeric when the water reaches its boiling point. If you are using fresh grated turmeric, you should boil for 15-20 minute.
Then, strain the tea well, and add the lemon and honey to make its taste better. Your tea is ready. Enjoy!
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