When it comes to living off the grid pain killers do not exactly grow on trees… or do they?
Here are some natural pain killers that you may have in your home. They may not have the same kick as over the counter medications, but they work with your body in natural ways to help you live a healthier, happier and more sustainable lifestyle.
Ginger – Long known as a natural cure for cramps and upset stomachs, ginger works by relaxing the muscles. It can help with joint and muscle pain of all kinds. One teaspoon of dried ginger or two teaspoons of fresh ginger added to your diet can prevent a host of aches and pains all day long.
Cloves – Got a toothache? Chew on a clove. Cloves help to numb painful tooth aches and also help to reduce cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar.
Cider vinegar – This wonder has a host of useful things it can do, but medically it is a great cure for heartburn.
Take a teaspoon when you feel the burn coming on and it will help to take it away.
Or drink a diluted solution before eating to prevent heartburn from occurring.
Cranberries – Drinking cranberry juice can help to treat and prevent urinary tract infections and kidney stones.
One cup a day is enough to keep you clean and going strong.
Grapes – Eating a cup of grapes every day can reduce back pain.
This is because grapes help to get the blood flowing to your back with helps yourmuscles stay strong and supporting those achy vertebra.
Horseradish – You know how sinus opening this tasty condiment is, well now there is even more reason to eat it.
If you suffer from frequent sinus infections eating a couple of teaspoons of this every day during your illness can speed up healing and help you to breathe better.
Horseradish opens up the sinus and increases blood flow to get you back to breathing.
Honey – Reduce skin inflammation like cold sores or acne with honey.
Just dab a little on four times a day and watch as the antibacterial qualities soothe and heal it up for you.
Water – From headaches to infections. Water is an important part of feeling better. Many of us are dehydrated on a daily basis. Up your water intake when you are sick to get better faster or drink a glass or two to alleviate a headache.
Tomatoes – Got leg cramps?
Try tomato juice. Like bananas, tomatoes have lots of potassium which can help alleviate leg cramps. And tomatoes are a lot easier to grow in cold climates!
Peppermint – Looking for a nausea soother or relaxation agent ?
Try peppermint Taking a warm bath with a few drops of peppermint oil reduces muscles aches and stress levels.
Chewing on a few peppermint leaves or a peppermint candy can quell nausea and soothe upset tummies.
These are just a few of the natural ways that you can combat pain and illness.
The next time you get an ache or a queasy stomach, try one of these natural remedies.
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