Nature’s Remedies for Aches and Pain


Turmeric, the most popular Indian spice is known to provide much relief from chronic pain which is three times more effective than aspirin, naproxen or ibuprofen, providing relief to over 50% of people suffering from fibromyalgia and arthritis. This is due to its active ingredients – curcumin that shuts down cyclooxygenase 2, an enzyme that brings about a stream of pain related hormones. The recommended dose for this amazing cure is a quarter teaspoon sprinkled in any dish which can do wonders to a person suffering from these ailments. Endometriosis pain can be eased with daily consumption of oats. Endometriosis occurs when bits of uterine lining detach and grows on the exterior of the uterus and this migrating cell can be the cause of painful menstruation causing inflammation resulting in severe cramping during menstruation. Oats have proved to reduce endometrial pain due to the absence of gluten ingredient; a trouble making protein which triggers inflammation in many cases.

 Did you know that a bowl of cherries consumed daily can ease joint pain and headaches? These can be consumed fresh, frozen or dried until the pain disappears. Its content of anthocyanins, a compound that give cherries its brilliant red color is anti inflammatory and is ten times stronger than aspirin or ibuprofen. Anthocyanins help to stop the powerful enzyme that is responsible for inflammation and helps in preventing as well as treating different types of pain. Painful earache can be eased with garlic oil which can be prepared at home by gently simmering three crushed garlic cloves in half a cup of virgin olive oil for around two minutes, strain and then refrigerate the contents for two weeks. Just before use, warm the mixture to experience a soothing effect as it enters the ear canal. This process can be done twice daily till the person gets relief from ear ache. Toothache can be cured with cloves which can be gently chewed to ease tooth pain as well as gum inflammation due to its natural content called eugonol which is a powerful and a natural anesthetic compound.

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