Ibuprofen and other over the counter pain pills are all the rage these days. From tooth pains to headaches, more and more people seem to be self-medicating with these easy to get pills. Yet, more and more research shows that using ibuprofen and other similar medicines can actually harm the body. When taken in larger than necessary amounts, these pain medicines can actually poison the heart muselce and, over time, lead to death.
Rather than treaing pain with these medicines, consumers should turn to natural products which get at the sources of their pain. While ibuprofen provides short-term relief of pain, it does nothing to solve the problems causing the discomfort. The source of most pain is actually inflammation. Inflammation can ravage the body with a myriad of health issues. Luckily, inflammation can be treated in many cases with a change in diet.
One thing that has been proven to help fight inflammation and therefore pain in turmeric. Turmeric is a yellow spice often used in Asian foods and traditional eastern medicines. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, turmeric is a safe and effective alternative to ibuprofen. It is also extremely affordable and has almost no side effects.
A great way to make your own turmeric-based pain reliever is to combine a tablespoon of turmeric powder with a cup of honey, and a splash of water. Store this and whenever you are in need of relief simply add to warm water and enjoy. You can have this drink up to three times a day for best results.