The fast moving life and tight working scheduled does not allow our body to get proper rest. After an exhausting day when we suffer from a backache, headache, and muscular pain, we prefer to take a painkiller to get instant relief.
Most of the people consume ibuprofen tablets (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin & Nurofen) to get relief from pain. However the long term side effects of these tablets are horrifying. It reduces the inflammation and pain instantly but has damaging effect on our body.
The long term side effects of ibuprofen (and other NSAIDs) include gastrointestinal bleeding, nausea, diarrhea, hypertension, increase in risk of kidney cancer and heart attack, erectile dysfunction and many more.
We should know how ibuprofen (and other NSAIDs) works on out body. The principle of ibuprofen (and other NSAIDs) drug is to inhibit an enzyme, COX-2 (or Cyclooxygenase 2). This enzyme is responsible for the sense of inflammation and pain generated in the body. As the impact of tablet blocks the enzyme the pain and inflammation is automatically reduced.
Fortunately there is a natural ingredient which also works on the same principle. Turmeric consists of a compound called curcumin which is a COX-2 inhibitor. The advantage of turmeric over ibuprofen is that turmeric tea is free from side effects. It is popular drink across South Asia and consumed by people from thousands of years.
Note: However turmeric tea is not allowed to be consumed by a pregnant women or a breastfeeding mother.
Homemade Turmeric Tea Recipe
- Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
- Water- 2 cups
- Honey- 1 tsp
- Lemon juice- ½ tsp
- Coconut oil or milk- 1 tbsp
- Ginger powder- ½ tsp
- Take 2 cups of water and start boiling it on a low flame.
- Add 1 tsp of turmeric and ½ tsp of ginger powder to it.
- Stir it well and boil it for 10 minutes.
- Strain the tea and add 1 tbsp of coconut oil, 1 tsp of honey and ½ tsp of lemon juice.
- Stir it well and enjoy your drink!
You should drink it twice a day if you are suffering from cold, fever or a chronic headache. For normal muscular pain and sudden headache drink the turmeric tea before you hit the bed. You will wake up next morning feeling energetic. This soothing drink will also help you to get sound sleep and provides proper rest to the body.
Pass on this recipe to your friends, office mates and family member who often takes a pain killer. Let us know who turmeric tea helped you to get rid of muscular pain and headache. Do share your experience with us.