Turmeric

Many of you take ibuprofen (n-said or non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) to help manage the inflammation with your condition. Ibuprofen has a corner on the over the counter pain market, accounting for one third of the over the counter analgesics in the U.S. But this popular pill has serious risks, having been definitively linked to heart disease in a study last year. Fortunately, there are alternatives and one of best options is turmeric.

Turmeric is (Curcuma longa) a culinary spice used in the cooking of many cultures. It is a major ingredient in Indian curries, and makes American mustard yellow. Evidence is accumulating that this brightly colored relative of ginger is a promising disease preventative agent as well, probably due largely to its anti-inflammatory action.

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