The first instinct we get when we are in pain is to reach for those painkillers, be it your table-top aspirin, ibuprofen, paracetamol, etc. We’d try just about anything to make it go away. However, what we don’t realize is that in the long run, they pose dangerous side effects for your body especially your liver, stomach, and kidneys, such as bleeding, prolonged pain and your body becoming naturally immune to its effects. While too much ibuprofen is said to risk causing congestive heart failure, especially when combined with other painkillers like aspirin.
So here are a few suggestions that are natural pain killers and remedies to help manage pain and can just as easily be found in the everyday things you use in your kitchen.
Do ask a doctor if any of these are advised just in case and if you’d like any other natural remedies.
1. Allow Me Some Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
Believed to help manage joint and muscular issues, including arthritis, muscle aches, and improved joint movements in older adults. One way to have it is to, mix just about 2 teaspoons of ACV into a glass of water and have it every day.
2. Lovin’ That Lavender Essential Oil
It is also used in some hospitals for aromatherapy to help patients feel at ease or calm before and after any surgical operations. Likewise, lavender oil is also said to lesser the number of painkillers women need after they have given birth.
3. Come Here And Get Your Clove On
Cloves are said to enhance oral health and even relieve toothaches. The eugenol chemical in cloves, which is said to be a natural anesthetic, can be released by just sucking on a few cloves in your mouth.
4. Turn To That Turmeric
Popularly called the golden root, it is said to be an effective painkiller for issues such as arthritis, over those pharmaceutical drugstore painkillers like aspirin.
5. Crave For That Cranberry Juice
Those who get urinary tract infections or bladder infections can all agree that it is one of the most discomforting issues to have. But with some cranberry juice, flush out the bacteria causing it and reduce that pain drastically.
6. Pipe Me Up Peppermint
Whether it is chewed, boiled and drunk as a tea or more, peppermint is a natural soothing alternative to chemical painkillers especially for sore throats, headaches, upset tummies, and even, minor muscles cramps. The menthol in peppermint keeps the body’s nerves from reacting to whatever is causing the pain so, no pain happens at all.
7. Huddle Up For Raw Honey
About two teaspoons in your cup of tea is a natural relief for your sore throat, highly anti-inflammatory and it also stimulates the healing processes in the body, even when applied topically or externally for those little cuts or burns.
8. Try Churning Some Cherries And Berries
The antioxidants of flavonoids and anthrocyanins in cherries, raspberries, blueberries and the like, fight inflammation and prevent stress caused from oxidative substances that are created in the body during exercise.
9. Jiggle In Some Ginger
Its extracts have shown to help those with osteoarthritis in their knees feel a 63% lower amount of pain, while it helps heal other issues such as an upset stomach and period cramps.
10. Oh My, Omega-3
Said to be as effective as an ibuprofen, omega-3 fatty acids help manage arthritis pain, less side effects from medication and other health benefits.
11. Love Me Some Olive Oil
Olive oil helps facilitate good digestion, gives cells more energy to fight free radicals, and is a natural inflammation reducer.
12. Grind In Some Ginseng
Ginseng has made a household name in Asian countries for its painkilling and anti-inflammation qualities especially for tummy, heart, and arthritis issues.