We are all well familiar with headaches, muscle pains, joint pains, stomach aches or just stiffness. These can be insufferable, and yet we still don’t know how best to get relief. However, the solutions could be right at your fingertips, in your kitchen. Discover these 20 natural pain relievers that you can find without having to leave the house.
1) For muscle pains: Ginger
Add a teaspoon of dried ginger or two teaspoons of fresh ginger to every meal.
Certain experts believe that ginger contains ingredients that prevent the production of the hormones that trigger the sensation of pain. This tip can relieve up to 63% of muscle pains, swellings and stiffness.
2) For toothaches: Cloves
Chew on a clove to ease pain and reduce gum inflammation for approximately two hours.
This tip is particularly practical when the pain is becoming unbearable and we can’t immediately get to the dentist.
3) For joint pains and headaches: Cherries
Eat one bowl of cherries (20 cherries) every day.
The components that give cherries their red colour are ten times more powerful than aspirin or ibuprofen, and do not cause heartburn.
4) For stomach pains: Fish
Eat 500 grams of fish per week (ideally oily fish, such as salmon, tuna, mackerel or trout).
The fatty acids in fish (EPA and DHA) are powerful anti-inflammatories without side effects.
5) For chronic pain: Turmeric
Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric onto rice, poultry, meat or vegetables.
Turmeric contains an active ingredient that can deactivate the enzyme that produces hormones that trigger the sensation of pain.
6) For pains associated with endometriosis: Oats
Eat a bowl of oats or porridge every day.
A diet rich in oats can reduce endometriosis pains for 60% of women, within six months.