5 Natural Painkillers

5 Natural Painkillers

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If you are in pain, there is no reason for you to reach for the heavy pharmaceutical hitters or over-the-counter painkillers prescribed by your doctor.

In nature, you can find literally hundreds of natural painkillers, which are waiting for you. You can count on herbs and plants to alleviate everything from headaches, arthritis pain, to burns.

A lot of pharmaceutical pain medications can be downright dangerous, while they are useful and effective at times. However, there is another solution for your pain problem. In almost every case, when pharmaceutical does the trick, there is a plant which does the same thing and it does it more safely.

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The first thing you have to do is to quit the junk food which riles up your body’s pain system. In the West culture diets are comprised of sugars, refined carbohydrates, and highly refined foods, while devoid whole grains, vegetables, fruits, etc., blocks the ability of other remedies, which are non-pharmaceutical, to halt pain.

You can turn to a lot of herbs which truly deliver, once you have done that. There are also over 60 different oils for pain, which are essential and have analgesic properties. Analgesic means that a substance can reduce or relieve pain. Therefore, a lot of plants have these pain-relieving properties. In this article, we will look at a few natural painkillers, which can be helpful for you.

1. Use ginger to make muscle pain a memory

In one study in Denmark, the researchers asked achy people to jazz up their diets with ginger. Within two months, it eased muscle and joint pain, stiffness and swelling for up to 63% of them. The researchers gave a credit to ginger’s potent compounds which are called gingerols. These compounds can prevent the production of hormones which are the trigger for a pain. According to the study, the recommended dose is 2 teaspoons of chopped ginger or 1 teaspoon of dried ginger to meals daily.

2. Use cloves to cure a toothache

If you have a toothache and you cannot go to the dentist, then you should gently chew on a clove, which can ease tooth pain and gum inflammation for at least two hours straight. The reason for this is a powerful, natural anesthetic, which is compound in cloves called eugenol.

Also, you can sprinkle a quarter teaspoon of ground cloves on your meals every day in order to protect your ticker. According to scientists, this action helps dampen production of artery-clogging cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar in just three weeks.

3. Use garlic to erase earaches

Many people have experienced a painful ear infection during their lives. In order to cure it fast, for five days twice a day place two drops of warm garlic oil into your aching ear. This simple treatment clears up the infections in ear faster than some medications, which are prescribed by your doctor. Garlic’s active ingredients, such as selenium, sulfur, and germanium compounds, are naturally toxic to many different bacteria, which cause pain.

In order to make garlic oil gently simmer two or three cloves of crushed garlic in a half cup of extra virgin olive oil for several minutes. Then strain and refrigerate it for up to 14 days. If you want an optimal experience, you can warm this mix slightly before you use it, so the oil will feel more smooth in your ear canal.

4. Eat fish for tummy troubles

Inflammatory bowel diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion are just some things which can make your belly troubles. Try to munch 18 ounces of fish per week in order to ease your misery. A study has shown that the fatty acids in fish, called DHA and EPA, can significantly reduce belly pain, intestinal inflammation, and provide as much relief as some prescription medications.

DHA and EPA are natural, powerful, side effect-free anti-inflammatories, which can improve the function of your entire gastrointestinal tract. For best results, look for oily fish such as herring, trout, mackerel, tuna, sardines, and salmon.

5. Prevent PMS with yogurt

Up to 80% of women struggle with uncomfortable symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. The reason for this lies in their nervous systems, which are sensitive to the oscillations of progesterone and estrogen that occur naturally every month. However, the woman who snacks 2 cups of yogurt a day can reduce these symptoms by 50%. Calcium can be found in yogurt, a mineral which naturally calms the nervous system and prevents painful symptoms even when hormones are in flux.