Ibuprofen is the most commonly used medication for aches like backache and headache and other pain in the body, and we have all used it sometimes.
Ibuprofen is very good as a short-term solution, because it relieves the pain in 15 minutes, but it does not cure constant medical conditions in the body.
Taking ibuprofen on a regular basis can cause some side-effects such as, high risk of heart attack, erectile dysfunction, formation of kidney cancer, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal bleeding, nausea or diarrhea and many more.
Fortunately there is another solution that can replace ibuprofen and it is completely natural and safe – turmeric.
Turmeric is very efficient and do not have any side-effects, but numerous inflammations can be a result of hindered COX -2 enzyme or Cyclooxygenase 2 caused by ibuprofen and other NSAIDs.
The most beneficial compound of turmeric is the curcumin. One of the most effective, ancient and maybe the healthiest natural remedy for treating inflammation and pain is the turmeric tea.
Pregnant women and those who are breast feeding are not advised to consume turmeric tea.
Turmeric tea is the best natural remedy got treating joint and muscle pain and it can also relax the whole body. Here we will give you the recipe for turmeric tea and you can make it yourself at home. If you want you can incorporate more ingredients like ginger, in order to enhance a better result.
Recipe for Turmeric tea
- 2 tablespoons of turmeric root (fresh and grated), or 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric
- 1 liter of water
- Honey or lemon for better taste
- Ginger (optional)
Heat the water in a pot, and when it starts to boil add the turmeric. Leave it simmer for 15-20 minutes for fresh grated turmeric. After strain it nicely and put the honey and lemon to enhance the flavor. We hope you will enjoy the turmeric tea!