With a substandard and a sedentary lifestyle, popping medicines has become a part our everyday humdrum. We don’t even think twice before gulping down a Saridon or a Crocin but what we don’t realize is how toxic such dependence can become.
So, here we list down foods that act as natural pain killers.
The ingredient that gives turmeric its yellow colour is spice curcumin. It has anti-inflammatory properties that are comparable to over-the-counter antibiotics medicines available. It is effective in alleviating joint and muscular pain and swelling.
Anti-inflammatory properties of ginger can help alleviate pain from arthritis, stomach ache, chest pain, menstrual pain and even muscle soreness. Apply ginger compress to area of pain.
Peppermint is known for its therapeutic properties as it helps in relieving muscular pain, toothache, headache and pain in nerves. It helps ease digestion and stomach problems. Besides, it also has a soothing impact on your mind and memory.
Add 10 to 15 tablespoons (1 cup) of salt in your bathing water. Soak yourself in that water for about 15 minutes. A saline solution helps dehydrate the body cells and thus, reduces inflammation and pain.1 cup of salt in bathing water.
Soy protein can help alleviate arthritis pain and relive symptoms of osteoarthritis. Soy contains ‘isoflavones’ which are known for their anti-inflammatory properties.
Unlike other dairy products, plain yogurt is known to alleviate symptoms of bloating, inflammation and pain. The healthy bacteria in yogurt eases digestion and helps in relieving from abdominal pain.
An active ingredient called capsaicin in hot peppers, which is also present in many pain-relieving creams, helps in soothing nerve endings and depletes a chemical that causes pain.
Coffee contains caffeine. Caffeine can reduce your sensitivity to pain, muscles aches and even headaches. In fact, it is also known to magnify the results of other pain relievers. But be cautioned as it may not work if you are a regular coffee consumer.
Garlic helps to prevent and reduce the severity of common illnesses like the flu and common cold.
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