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Pain and inflammation are very common health problems millions of people complain about. In many cases, pain and inflammation occur together after injury, disease or physical exhaustion.

The cause of the pain can be different, but it is often a reason to reach for painkillers that can eliminate almost all kinds of pain, but you have to know that medication can reduce pain for a short period of time and their long term excessive use can lead to serious unwanted effects.


There are variety of studies that confirmed that constant use of ibuprofen can lead to serious side effects as nausea and diarrhea, bleeding in the digestive tract, hypertension, increased risk of heart attack, increased risk of kidney cancer and impotence.
This are the main reasons medical experts warn about excess use of medication similar to ibuprofen, and not to use them if not prescribed. That is the main reason that a lot of people search for alternative solution to their problems with pain and inflammation. Nature has it products that can help relive all kinds of pain, all we need to know is how to use them. Among all the natural ingredients there is turmeric with all it known health benefits.


Painkillers reduce pain by blocking the enzyme COX-2.  Turmeric has the similar effect thanks to the high concentration of curcumin. This spice is used centuries ago and mostly without any side effects. Turmeric can be used as tea that can reduce almost all kinds of pain. This tea is effective for headaches, joint and muscle pain. But it is very important to know that it is not recommended to pregnant women and during breastfeeding. People that suffer from serious diseases and are on prescribed medication should consult their doctor before they start using turmeric tea.

Turmeric tea for pain and inflammation

To prepare this tea, you will need the following ingredients:

2 tablespoons fresh grated turmeric root or 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder,
1 liter of water,
honey and lemon

Put water on the stove and bring it to boil. Add the turmeric. If you use grated turmeric, let it simmer for 15-20 minutes, and if you use turmeric powder, simmer for 10. Remove from the heat and strain the tea. Add honey and squeezed lemon.  Drink the tea while it is hot.
Other health benefits of turmeric tea

The main compound of turmeric, cur cumin is acting as a powerful antibiotic and antiseptic, which is ideal for fighting infection. Regular use of turmeric helps people with gastrointestinal disease and problems with the skin. Turmeric tea reduces the  risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Turmeric has anti-cancer effect, protects the liver and regulates the gallbladder. The anti inflammatory effects of turmeric can help people that are suffering from arthritis, osteoarthritis and other joint problems. This tea can also relieve menstrual cramps and can treat respiratory problems and sore throat.


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