For example Turmeric is an easily accessible and inexpensive spice found in most kitchens.
A 2010 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found 2,000 mg of turmeric extract was as effective as 800 mg of ibuprofen in reducing symptoms of pain and inflammation.
Things to consider...
- Turmeric supplements are considered safe when taken at the recommended doses. However, taking large amounts of turmeric for long periods of time may cause stomach upset
- Because turmeric may act like a blood-thinner, you should stop taking it at least 2 weeks before surgery.