There was probably some period of our lives when all of us decided to treat our headaches, as well as backaches and other body pains with certain medications, based on ibuprofen (Motrin, Nurofen, Advil and Nuprin).
Ibuprofen is a well – known medication, famous for dealing with any sort of pain instantly. But, it does not solve the long-term problems inside the body.
By consuming too much of this pills, you could experience certain side – effects. Some of them are hypertension (high blood pressure), erectile dysfunction, diarrhea/nausea, gastrointestinal bleeding, increased risk of heart attack, potential kidney cancer formation and a lot of other problems.
Luckily, Mother Nature was graceful enough to provide us with a remedy for all of these problems – and it is turmeric.
While ibuprofen, as well as some similar NSAIDs, inhibit the Cyclooxygenase 2 or COX – 2 enzymes and may also cause further inflammation, turmeric actually acts very mildly yet it brings results.
Turmeric is packed with a very powerful compound, which is known as curcumin. It actually acts as a true miracle for your health. Turmeric tea is considered as one of the healthiest, as well as most ancient and most effective natural remedies. It helps in getting rid of pain and inflammation.
But, if you are breastfeeding or pregnant, drinking turmeric tea is not recommended for you.
What turmeric can do best is healing the aching joints and muscles, as well as relaxing the body at the same time. The recipe which we are going to present you today focuses on how to prepare your own turmeric tea at home. You can add some other ingredients like ginger, in order to boost the effects.
Turmeric tea recipe
- 4 cups water;
- 2 tablespoons grated fresh turmeric root or 1 heaped teaspoon ground turmeric;
- Fresh lemon/honey to taste.
First, boil some water on the stove and once it starts bubbling, throw in the turmeric. If you use fresh grated turmeric, you should boil for 15 – 20 minutes. Strain the tea in the proper way, then add the lemon and spice it up with honey to your taste. Enjoy!