Nature has blessed humanity with effective and safer alternative medicines compared to over the counter drugs which come with the risk of side effects, drug interactions, and addiction.
Many herbs and spices have been found to be effective painkillers which can actually work better for pain and inflammation.
Staying hydrated is vital for flushing toxins from the body that if allowed to accumulate can cause pain and inflammation of joints.
Hydrotherapy involves the use of water to ease pain and inflammation. It comprises many types of water treatment with the use of ice, steam, and soothing bath to relieve any kind of pain. It depends on the kind and site of pain like cold press for swellings, acute sprains and strains, and other minor injuries, steaming for menstrual cramp and arthritis pain. The good thing about this method is that it does stimulate natural healing in the body.
Garlic is related to onions, shallots and leeks. It is widely used in culinary art, and traditional medicines. Garlic is richly loaded with health benefits, its anti-inflammatory properties cannot be left out.
Allicin is a bioactive compound produced by fresh crushed or chopped garlic which can help with inflammation and pains. Garlic has been found to help fight earache and arthritis pain.
Rosemary oil has immediate analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, it stimulates blood circulation which alongside eases pain. Topical application of rosemary oil stimulates blood circulation, aid coagulation of wound and stimulates rapid healing.
Ginger is flowering plant from the Zingiberaceae family, closely related to turmeric, galangal, and cardamom. Ginger contain a bioactive compound called Gingerol, responsible for it massive medicinal properties. It has a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Ginger has long been used in traditional and alternative medicines for different kinds of ailments like menstrual pain, sore throat, joint pain, nausea, and boost immunity. Ginger anti-inflammatory effects can relief joint pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis.
Peppermint is a flowering plant with minty aroma and flavor, widely used in flavoring and medicinal purposes. Peppermint contains menthol which has a cooling and relaxing effect on sore and aches. This can help relieve pains in inflamed tissues, calm muscle cramps.
Peppermint tea is usually drunk for its flavor and some other health benefits like calming and relaxing effects. Peppermint oil has been used topically to treat cramps, strain.
Clove is an aromatic flower bud commonly used as a spice and also applicable in alternative medicines for different kinds of ailments. Research has found that clove essential oil (CEO) has an active compound called eugenol which possesses some anti-inflammatory properties. The topical application of the CEO has been found to be an effective reliever of toothache.
Turmeric is a brilliant yellow, healthy spice found in Indian cuisines. Turmeric has been used as medicines for centuries to treat chronic pain, infections, colds, and respiratory problems. Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory compound found in turmeric,
Bromelain is a protein-digesting enzyme found in fresh pineapple known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It has the potential to relief arthritis pain, sore throat. It is easy to add pineapple to diet to benefit its amazing’s health benefits.
Horseradish is a plant roots often prepared as condiment and also applicable in alternative medicine. Oral consumption of this root is effective against achy joints and nerve pain. Topical application of horseradish ointment can help with painful and swollen joints, and muscle ache.
Blueberries are packed with anthocyanins, this phytochemical help clean out damaging free radicals that can cause inflammation and pain. It also assists in relieving inflammation of bladder caused by urinary tract infections.