Research has confirmed that one of the most commonly prescribed over-the-counter medications all over the world are painkillers, with the goal of soothing pain in the most common areas such as the back, the head, and several other body areas. But it is no secret that these medications increase the risk of a large number of health conditions, the most common ones being heart attacks and strokes.
It was these allegations which made the FDA issue a warning concerning the use of drugs such as Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Celebrex, Toredol and Naprosyn, and the results were more than shocking. To be specific, these medications cause more than 16,000 deaths worldwide every year.
According to the same FDA research, an individual should never take more than the recommended amount of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or take two NSAIDs at the same time, both of which contain the same active ingredients. As if that wasn’t enough, the FDA demanded even more accurate labels and explanations of these drugs, especially when it came to their possible side-effects, such as strokes, atrial bleeding, digestive ulcers, heart attacks, kidney damage, delayed healing of tissues and injuries and more.
However, the options we have to choose from when it comes to preventing or putting an end to pain, have grown, especially with the rise of natural medicine. People started doing their own research, and hundreds of different recipes for weight loss, treating pain, and preventing a large number of health conditions started surfacing. Among those treatments for pain all over the body was an ancient ingredient – turmeric.
Studies conducted on turmeric have shown that the ingredient is highly efficient at treating stomach pain, diarrhea, liver issues, heartburn, arthritis, gallbladder disorders and a whole list of other conditions. All these miracle treatments are thanks to its active ingredient, curcumin, which is a powerful antioxidant that treats inflammation in the body and relieves pain. It also possesses anti fungal properties, which inhibit the function of the inflammatory molecules.
But the effects of turmeric truly stand out in the treatment of pain due to rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, backache, kidney stones, headache, gallstones, gout, osteoarthritis and ulcers. So in order to always be prepared for the next battle against pain, it is recommended to add 2 tablespoons of turmeric in your daily diet.
Simply mix the 2 tablespoons of turmeric with water, prepare a paste, and apply it topically to treat wounds or arthritis joints. For internal pain, take 1/2 a teaspoon of dried root powder on a daily basis.