By Conqueror Team
You’ve been dealing with a horrible, pulsating headache and, to make matters worse, you’ve just had a paper cut, all while you’re dealing with a sore throat caused by your recurring seasonal allergies. You’ve had enough and you’re reaching into your bag to find something that will make the pain stop. While you may think that aspirin or an ibuprofen pill will take your pain away, the best choice you can make is to use natural, opioid-free remedies! Your body will be far more thankful for that than it would be if you were to take one of those pills. You probably have all the ingredients lying around in your kitchen, so read on to learn a quick and easy way to help yourself when you’re in pain.
Going to the doctor or taking a pill is still important when you are experiencing severe pain but, sometimes, when you have a slight headache or other minor aches and pains you may not need to see your doctor right away. There are many other remedies for pain relief that don’t include doctors and medicine.
Below you will find a list of natural ways to beat some of the most common types of pain:
2. Rashes and allergies;
3. Painful gas;
4. Headaches and migraines;
5. Throat pain or sore throat;
6. Muscle and joint pain.
When you cut yourself accidentally, sprinkle the wound with a little bit of cayenne pepper. You may think that this will cause a serious burn or that it will hurt you even more but not only will the bleeding stop quicker, your pain will also decrease significantly.
2. Rashes and allergies
If you have serious allergy problems or your skin peels off regularly, you should take antihistamine therapy. However, in the case of sporadic allergies you can try the natural and much cheaper way – green tea. The reason green tea helps is because it is highly packed with antioxidants, which help your body to fight various allergens.
3. Painful gas
Eating beans or raw vegetables can create gas problems. To prevent this, try to include digestive spices in your diet: ginger, peppermint, coriander, etc. You can make tea with them or use them in your recipes. These spices also help with inflammation and pain.
4. Headaches and migraines
Headaches can be really annoying, and they have a “special ability” to ruin your day in a second but, luckily, you can combat that pestering pain by rubbing a little peppermint or lavender oil on your temples and neck. Another remedy is rubbing a slice of freshly sliced lemon on your forehead. You may also benefit from increasing your caffeine intake, so brew a fresh cup of coffee or make yourself some green tea. If you feel a throbbing headache, apply an ice pack and hold for twenty minutes for pain relief.
5. Throat pain or sore throat
An irritated throat is usually a sign of a cold, so if you have any accompanying symptoms, you should see a doctor. However, to reduce general pain and irritation, gargle with warm salt water, then drink hot tea with honey and lemon. This will not only relax your throat but it will also help you get rid of the pain much faster. Moreover, hot beverages are always soothing to a sore throat.
6. Muscle and joint pain
You’ve probably heard this one before and, even though it sounds counter-productive, exercising can significantly help minimize the pain you feel in your muscles, joints and bones. By exercising, you are helping your body stay in good shape and you’re making it stronger, which results in a better response to inflammation and other types of pain.
Many people will look for pain relief in pills first but the food we have in our kitchens can act as natural and much healthier analgesic alternatives. There is nothing that can heal you and help you more than the gentle gifts Mother Nature gives us.