Deal with Pain without popping Painkillers

Taking pain killers on a daily basis is a high risk habit posing a serious threat to your health.

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The term NSAID is an acronym for a class of drugs known as “non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs”. This anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain killing) drug class includes over the counter medications such as Aspirin, Disprin, Brufen, Voveran etc. In spite of the strong warnings against irrational use of these drugs, NSAIDs are growing at a whopping 20% annually in India, well over the 14% overall growth rate for the pharmaceutical industry and is valued as a Rs 3000 Crore market. This is because they both provide relief from pain and are easily available in medical stores whether approved for sale over the counter or not.

NSAIDs are widely prescribed by doctors, to suppress pain and inflammation for headaches and joint pain. They are also used to relieve symptoms of more chronic ailments such as Arthritis, Spondylosis, Lower Back Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome etc.; and this is where their use on a daily basis becomes dangerous. The good news is there are natural alternatives to NSAIDs, that provide relief without any of the side effects. These natural products are based on spices and herbs such as

  • Turmeric — the constituent curcumin has been shown effective in treating acute inflammation.
  • Ginger — a very powerful anti-inflammatory drug
  • Boswelia- is an Ayurvedic herb that has a long history of use for connective tissue and joint support and is very effective in providing pain relief. Formulations containing Boswelia are now commonly prescribed by orthopaedics

If you are popping a pain killer daily, it is time for you to take action. Ask your doctor about natural alternatives, or visit to connect with an Ayurveda Physician who will prescribe medicines appropriate to you.

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Author: Hari Narayanan is an entrepreneur bringing solutions from Ayurveda for the management of chronic illness such as Diabetes, Arthritis, Hypertension and Migraine. Our products are prescribed by physicians in Chennai.