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Old 04-01-2023, 03:07 PM
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6 Natural Ibuprofen Alternatives Backed by Clinical Research
Pain medication linked to thousands of cardiovascular disease-related deaths each year
Sayer Ji
Jun 6, 2022

With the public’s growing awareness of the deadly side effects associated with the regular use of synthetic painkillers like ibuprofen, the need for natural, evidence-based alternatives has never been greater.

People generally think that over-the-counter drugs are safer than physician-prescribed ones. Unfortunately that doesn’t hold true for drugs like ibuprofen, consumed at a rate of billions of doses annually, and responsible for thousands of cardiovascular disease-related deaths each year.

Did you know that Merck’s blockbuster drug Vioxx caused more than 27,000 deaths and heart attacks between 1999 and 2003? In fact, it was the FDA’s own drug safety researcher, David Graham, who blew the whistle on the agency in 2004 at a congressional hearing, estimating that more than 60,000 Americans died as a result of its use, and the FDA’s inaction around their well-known side effects.

What does this have to do with ibuprofen? Researchers have known that ibuprofen is at least as dangerous as Vioxx for at least six years. But millions continue to take this drug, daily, without receiving adequate warning.

For more information, you can view GreenMedinfo’s ibuprofen database online. It collates the peer-reviewed research on the link between ibuprofen use and more than 30 different conditions.

Considering the veritable nightmare of adverse effects associated with ibuprofen use, it behooves both the medical profession and the health consumer to find safer alternatives, even if that means going back to the time-tested, multi-culturally validated tradition of herbal medicine.
6 Clinically Validated, Natural Alternatives Worth Considering:

Arnica: A 2007 study found that arnica, applied topically, was as effective as ibuprofen for relieving symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the wrist, and with less side effects.

Ginger: A 2009 study found that ginger was effective as ibuprofen for pain symptoms associated with difficult menstrual cycles (dysmenorrhea).

Turmeric: A 2014 study found that turmeric extracts were as effective as ibuprofen for relieving symptoms of knee osteoarthritis.

Thyme: A 2004 study found that an extract of thyme was as effective as ibuprofen in reducing pain and spasm symptoms associated with difficult menstrual cycles (dysmenorrhea).

Omega-3 fatty acids: A 2006 study found that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation with fish oil helped neurosurgery patients reduce their need for medications, and experience results consistent with previous research indicating palliative effects at least as effective as ibuprofen.

Cinnamon: A 2015 study found that cinnamon was as effective as ibuprofen for pain associated with difficult menstrual cycles (dysmenorrhea).

For related research, use the GreenMedInfo databases on natural anti-inflammatories and analgesics. Consider also that ibuprofen isn’t the only NSAID with debilitating and even lethal side effects. Learn more about the dangers of this chemical class, including aspirin, on our NSAID database.
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Old 04-02-2023, 10:42 AM
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To add a bit to Rich's post:

Source your turmeric very carefully. Some of the traditional sources have their turmeric growing in soil where arsenic salts have been concentrated due to long-term watering practices. Some even have lead chromate added to enhance the yellow color.

We, Laura and I, have also used willow-bark tea as natural source of the same compound as aspirin. Our experience is that the tea probably has a slightly more mild effect than an aspirin tablet but is probably a bit healthier than popping the tablets. Prepare the tea by boiling an excess of the bark in a pot and pour off what you want to drink.
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Default natural pain relief

bromalaine, quercitin are also natural anti inflammatory treatments
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