This small article-recommendation will be of interest to those who are tired of taking endless pills that dull muscle, headaches and other types of pain. It is no secret that long-term use of modern medicines causes a number of side effects. They can manifest as nausea, diarrhea, high blood pressure, and more. Luckily, nature has provided us with a safe and natural alternative – turmeric.
Pain medications (such as ibuprofen) work by inhibiting the COX-2 enzyme (cyclooxygenase 2). By blocking this enzyme, inflammation is reduced and pain is relieved. Turmeric is a source of the compound curcumin, which also has an inhibitory effect on COX-2. Unlike medications, very few people experience the side effects of drinking turmeric tea. After all, this spice has been widely used in South Asian cooking since ancient times. However, it is recommended to refrain from this drink for pregnant and lactating women. So, the recipe for medicinal tea with turmeric. You will need: Boil water in a saucepan, add turmeric. If you are using freshly grated root, boil for 15-20 minutes. In the case of ground turmeric – 10 minutes. Strain the tea through a fine sieve, add honey or lemon to taste. Be healthy!