A lot of Americans take Advil or Motrin, pharmaceutical drugs, to get immediate relief from pain whether it’s caused by a headache, back or joint discomfort, etc. At the beginning, we take these drugs according to the recommended dosage; however, we tend to increase it when the recommended dosage isn’t helpful anymore.
FDA Warns US Citizens
Unfortunately, the FDA has issued a warning about the posing threat of pharmaceutical drugs as they can cause heart attack and stroke. Other drugs included in the warning are Aleve, Celebrex, Toradol, and Naprosyn. They have dangerous side effects and it’s believed that they’re the main culprits for at least 1 6000 deaths yearly. Moreover, around 100 000 individuals end in the ER due to these pills. According to the FDA, we should never take more than the recommended dosage of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and never combine 2 NSAIDs that have the same active ingredient.
FDA urges manufacturers of NSAIDs to add more information to their drugs regarding the risk of heart attack and stroke. Bleeding and digestive ulcers have also been associated with these drugs. Namely, they can increase the risk of other health problems like kidney damage, slow healing of wounds, and atrial fibrillation.
Replacing Pharmaceutical Drugs with Natural Remedies
Believe it or not, you don’t need to rely on pharmaceutical drugs to alleviate pain and inflammation because you can prepare your own, safe remedy at home. Turmeric, a well known spice, has pain relieving characteristics and it has no side effects whatsoever. A study published in the Alternative and Complementary Medicine journal showed that turmeric can be a great replacement for ibuprofen since it has anti-inflammatory characteristics and can modify the responses of the immune system.
The Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric has the ability to reduce pain and discomfort caused by arthritis, as well as stomach ache, diarrhea, intestinal gas, liver problems, loss of appetite, colds, heartburn, etc. This power comes from its active ingredient, curcumin.
The video below shows how to prepare turmeric and how use it instead of pharmaceutical drugs. You will get immediate pain relief and you won’t have to fear side effects.