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Relieve aches with these 8 natural painkillers

Our kitchen and fridge are usually full of superfoods that can help us get rid of various pains in our body. But did you know about it? Find out more!
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Massage your joints with mustard oil to release the pain! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Team Health Shots Updated: 30 Oct 2023, 13:48 pm IST
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Isn’t it natural for us to head to the pharmacy or dig into the medicine box to find quick solutions to the different aches that our body goes through? Little do we know that there are natural painkillers which can help you shoo away the aches!

Be it our kitchens or refrigerators, they are full of natural solutions which can alleviate the pain.

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Garlic has several health benefits, and it can also help you manage pain. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here’s a list of home remedies and natural painkiller.

Garlic or garlic oil as natural painkiller for earache:

Garlic is said to have anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, which make it an Ayurvedic superfood. According to one Kufa Medical Journal Study, garlic oil ear drops were associated with a higher chance of complete improvement compared with improvement by neomycin – dexamethason drops or for normal saline drops.

Apple cider vinegar as natural painkiller for heartburn or acidity:

If you feel mild acid reflux, you can rely on a teaspoon or tablespoon of the
apple cider vinegar mixed in a glass of water. A study conducted at Arizona State University in 2016 suggested that it “appeared to alleviate” heartburn symptoms briefly.

Cherries as natural painkiller for joint pain:

Cherries are a rich source of polyphenols and vitamin C which have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. According to various studies, it can help relieve joint pain and arthritis pain and even cases of gout.

Peppermint as natural painkiller for sore muscles:

Peppermint is known for its cooling effect. It contains menthol and are a relief mechanism for sore and achy muscles. Peppermint oil, in fact, is used as a topical cure for reducing inflammation and release spasms.

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Drinking adequate water can help your injury pain go away. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Water as natural painkiller for injury pain:

Water is a vital elixir. According to the Advances in Skin and Wound CareWater Journal, water is a major component of blood. If a person is dehydrated, it reduces the body’s blood volume, thereby reducing oxygen and nutrient. So for recovery from any injury or pain, water is what helps thin the blood and move nutrients and oxygen through the body.

Clove as natural painkiller for toothache:

This one we’ve heard for sure, haven’t we? Clove contains an ingredient called eugenol, which has pain relief properties. Clove in itself, or clove oil, work like magic in numbing toothache.

Turmeric as natural painkiller for chronic pain:

Turmeric is a wonder spice, and has been used for ages for its multiple medicinal propertoes. According to an expert blog by Harvard Medical School, turmeric works up magic for people with chronic pain or arthritis. It has curcumin that has anti-inflammatory effects.

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Turmeric has the benefits of curcumin, which has the ability to heal. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Horseradish as natural painkiller for sinus pain:

Noshing on horseradish may help you relieve sinus pain. The New York Sinus Center says it can make you better equipped to fight sinus infections due to high sulfur levels.

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