If you are taking tablets of ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin and Nurofen) for everything ranging from headache, pain back and other muscle aches and pains, you have to stop.
While ibuprofen is very good to reduce pain and inflammation, there are many adverse effects of long-term use.
Side effects of ibuprofen long-term (and other NSAIDs) used may include nausea / diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, hypertension (high blood pressure), increased risk of heart attack, increased risk of kidney cancer, erectile dysfunction and plus . Turmeric
Ibuprofen (and other NSAIDs) work by inhibiting an enzyme, COX-2 (cyclooxygenase-2 or) that causes inflamed areas of the body to become painful and swollen. Blocking the enzyme and blocks pain and reduce inflammation.
Turmeric is high in a compound called curcumin, and is also an inhibitor of COX-2! Unlike ibuprofen, very few people experience side effects of turmeric tea to drink, after all, turmeric has been eaten and drunk in South Asia for thousands of years.
. Note, however, should not drink tea turmeric to pregnancy or breastfeeding
turmeric tea drink helps with tension headaches and muscle / joint aches. Below is a basic recipe turmeric tea, which can be modified at any time you want displayed. There are tea recipes online more turmeric some with much higher amounts of turmeric and ginger added. Google ‘turmeric tea recipe’ for more recipes and dose.
homemade turmeric tea recipe
- 2 tablespoons grated fresh turmeric root, or 1 heaping teaspoon ground turmeric
- 4 cups water
- honey / fresh lemon to taste
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (fats help improve absorption of turmeric)
Bring water to a boil on the stove and then add turmeric. If the grated fresh turmeric is used, boil for 15-20 minutes. If used turmeric powder, boil for 10 minutes. When ready, strain the tea through a fine sieve and add coconut oil, honey and lemon to taste.