Millions of people, have pain and body ache,and they look for help in  drugs to ease the pain.  FDA,  considers  pain killers  dangerous because they can cause heart attacks and strokes.

So the more you take, the greater is the risk of health complications and there is a research that proved that the side effects of these over-the-counter pain relief aid cause around 16,000 deaths per year in the USA.

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Some herbs and natural ingredients have the same anti-inflammatory properties as the pain killer drugs, and  several studies says that  an alternative to Ibuprofen, is the turmeric.

Maribeth Evezich, M.S., R.D., a dietitian from New York City, says that the powerful anti-oxidant have anti-inflammatory powers.

“Turmeric and curcumin, the most active constituent of the spice, have been the subject of thousands of studies. This research shows that curcumin has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well as antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and immune modulating activities.”

SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

In 2014 in Thailand study showed that curcumin extract can  relieve pain among people with osteoarthritis. 367 primary knee osteoarthritis patients were tested  and 185 and 182 patients were randomly assigned into turmeric extracts and ibuprofen groups, respectively. .

Turmeric extract showed effective as Ibuprofen, but with fewer gastrointestinal reports.

The Alternative and Complementary Medicine Journal published a study, about turmeric being an effective alternative to ibuprofen for osteoarthritis. 109 patients with knee osteoarthritis ,ones got  800 mg of Ibuprofen,  others 2000 mg of turmeric a day for six weeks.At the end of the 6th week the turmeric group had slightly better performance and a higher level of satisfaction.

Turmeric contains curcumin, which increases the anti-oxidant capacity of the body.,reduces the risk of brain diseases and it is useful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

WHY IS TURMERIC STILL NOT FDA APPROVED?

According to GreenMedinfo, turmeric will never receive FDA approval for its healing properties because of the lack of profitability and won’t occur if an investor isn’t willing to risk millions of dollars upfront.

Note:

Bear in mind that herbal remedies can vary in strength. The Federal Drug Administration does not control the herbs so it is impossible to know the grade and quality of potency of the herb you take. Consult a doctor before taking any alternative medicine.

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