Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing 20 Aug 2017 4 natural pain relie ...

4 natural pain relief remedies

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 20, 2017, 3:39 pm IST
Updated Aug 20, 2017, 3:52 pm IST
You may already have these ingredients in your kitchen.
Natural painkiller remedies for different kinds of pain. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Natural painkiller remedies for different kinds of pain. (Photo: Pixabay)

It's more convenient to take a pill when one suffers from any type of pain like back pain or a toothache.

However, consuming these pills can sometimes come with side effects. Natural alternatives can often help heal your pain.

 

Nature offers many herbs and spices that can help treat inflammation.

Here are some of the plant-based options, as reported by Healthline, you can try the next time you are in pain.

1. Willow bark

It contains chemical salicin which is similar to an ingredient in aspirin. Helps relieve pain from headaches, lower back and osteoarthritis (OA). The report also warns tummy ache, bleeding and kidney issues are some of its side effects. Only adults should use this option.

2. Turmeric

Contains compound curcumin, which is an antioxidant that helps protect the body from molecules that can damage cells and tissue. It aids inflammation relief. People suffering from osteoarthritis usually use turmeric to relieve pain.

3. Cloves

It holds eugenol, an ingredient that has pain relief properties. Rubbing small amounts of it on your gums when you have a toothache can give relief temporarily. However, clove could increase abnormal bleeding in people suffering from the disorder.

4. Acupuncture

A study in 2012 discovered acupuncture greatly helped osteoarthritis sufferers, chronic pain and migraine. It helps causing the body to release serotonin, a chemical that helps ease pain.

Consult with a doctor before taking up any form of treatment.

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