We all know that the painkillers help relieve pain but these pills can also harm your body and cause some severe damage to your liver, kidneys, and intestines. Here we are with some natural painkillers you can easily find in your kitchen:
Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties which help relieve pain from muscle soreness, arthritis, stomach ache, chest and also a menstrual pain. Chewing of ginger (just a little bit) is an instant cure for gas. According to studies, sipping on ginger ‘chai’ can also provide relief from a migraine. Its a great ingredient to keep cough, sore throat and bronchitis at bay.
Peppermint relieves muscular pain, toothache, headache, and nerve pain. Chewing on some peppermint leaves helps ease digestion and also soothes and calms down your mind. In case of soreness and cramps, it helps to relax the muscles and nerves as it has therapeutic properties. It is rejuvenating to take a warm water bath adding 10-12 drops of peppermint oil before going to bed.
Plain yogurt (unpasteurized) gets you rid of bloating, inflammation and pain. It consists of healthy probiotics that are important for proper functioning of the digestive system. A bowl of yogurt twice a day improves digestion and brings relief from abdominal pain and cramps during menstruation.
Epsom salt is considered as an effective remedy for constipation, as it helps in contracting the bowel muscles and facilitates digestive waste passage. It is good to drink water and fruit juice daily after adding two teaspoons of Epsom salt in it. Also, the presence of magnesium in the salt helps in muscle relaxation and healing. According to studies, it was found that Epsom salt water baths bring down the pain of ingrown nails if soaked regularly for 15 to 20 minutes, twice a day.
The antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties of garlic make it an amazing healing agent. Be it oral cavities or internal parasites, ear infections or arthritic pain, garlic fights them all. Garlic is more beneficial if consumed raw, because when roasted or overcooked it may lose its medicinal value. Applying some warm garlic oil gently on aching joints or muscles helps relieve the pain. It can also help in relieving toothache by applying a paste made from some crushed garlic and a pinch of salt.
Turmeric is rich in Curcumin, which helps ease chronic pain. It also consists of anti-inflammatory properties that help in alleviating joint and muscular pain and bring down swelling. The antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-carcinogenic properties of turmeric make it a perfect addition for meals to increase your health quotient. Turmeric paste made by mixing equal amounts of turmeric and aloe vera gel work wonders when applied directly over itchy skin patches, bites and poison ivy-affected areas. For healing mouth ulcers, apply a pinch of turmeric mixed in one tablespoon of water and half a tablespoon of coconut oil.
Cloves help in reducing tooth pain and fights oral and mouth infections as it consists anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. In case of a toothache, you can directly apply two grinded cloves mixed with a little olive oil to the affected area. For instant relief, you can also chew on a piece of clove. This spice also works well to reduce pain and any swelling. You can just slightly warm some clove oil and massage it gently several times on the affected area.