You can use Turmeric in place of OTC pain relievers
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its distinctive flavor and coloring. Turmeric also has a place in your medicine cabinet for it’s pain-relief benefits. New research suggests that turmeric possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties and also helps to improve circulation and prevent blood clotting. Turmeric has been used in traditional medicines for easing the pain of sprains, strains, bruises and joint inflammation, as well as for treating skin and digestive issues. The healing power of turmeric comes from its active ingredient – curcumin, which lowers the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation.
In a previous study in the Journal of Pain Research, curcumin, the principal curcuminoid of turmeric, has demonstrated a potent pain-relieving effect, even greater than 500 mg of acetaminophen. This study shows that not only is curcumin an effective pain-relieving natural remedy, it also helps prevent and heal muscle injuries and inflammation.
Don’t worry – you don’t need to eat turmeric by the spoonful! Just keep a jar of the powdered spice in your kitchen and add a little to your cooking in place of salt and pepper. If you want a daily dose of turmeric it’s in the three Superfood Shots.