One of the things that got me interested in the turmeric health benefits was when I saw people were taking it instead of the various prescription and non-prescription NSAIDS for arthritis pain. I had a hard time with any of the NSAIDs. That stands for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It covers everything from over-the-counter ibuprofen to the prescription pills doctors like to prescribe to patients with arthritis.
I wanted something to help me with the discomfort of having this joint inflammation that made my knees hurt the most, but also troubled me in my back and shoulders. I did not want to stay on pills, especially after reading about all the possible side effects. Not that I would personally suffer from any of the side effects, but why risk it if you don’t have to? Why not try a natural option like turmeric that has been used as a spice far longer than any of these drugs have been in use for anything?
I saw that the worst side effect possible with turmeric is a bout of diarrhea.