Ibuprofen is a very common drug that is usually prescribed for different pains such as back, head or throat among others. Doctors usually recommend that we take one every 8 hours with meals, but day after day we continue to rise with the same pain.
What many people do not know is that regular use of this medication can seriously damage our health . The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned everyone in a 2005 study of the risks of taking anti-inflammatory drugs:
In the short term, it can cause heart attacks and the risk of heart attacks can increase dramatically. This problem can be increased with continued use of ibuprofen. It is not necessary even to have problems to the heart to expose itself to this problem, although if you suffer of it you can have greater possibilities of
The risk is even greater for people over 40, the age at which the chances of suffering one of these heart attacks increase exponentially. So in today’s article we are going to talk about a natural alternative to relieve pain.
Turmeric is a plant native to South Asia well known for its healing properties. You can buy it in most supermarkets and herbalists. Its flavor is somewhat spicy and can be used for a lot of recipes.
This natural recipe is the perfect substitute for ibuprofen!
Mix a tablespoon of turmeric powder with a cup of honey and the juice of a lemon squeezed into a glass. Stir with a wooden spoon and add a teaspoon of this mixture to a cup of warm water or tea.
Take this drink three times a day and you will notice how the pain is diminishing.
You can also incorporate turmeric directly into your daily diet by adding it to your meals. Mixed with the fruit and vegetables is exquisite.
A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showed that turmeric also plays an important role in the treatment of arthritis . The study included 109 patients who had previously been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee. Over a six-week period, a portion of the subjects received 800 mg of ibuprofen and the remaining participants took 2,000 mg of turmeric.
They evaluated for 6 weeks the pain patients felt during the performance of exercises such as climbing stairs, walking and cycling. Those who consumed turmeric had better results, so they concluded that it was not only healthier to take turmeric but it was more effective.
You know, the next time your doctor prescribes ibuprofen, go to the nearest herbalist and buy turmeric.