What is really amazing about nature is the fact that it can provide for us for our every need! Yes, this time around it is pain relief, in the form of natural painkillers.
Many of us apply pain relief balms, sprays and gels or rush to buy a painkiller medication which can easily be got over-the-counter at a chemist.
Well, why not simply lookout for the easiest and most effective natura options out there since there are so many.
Check out the five best natural pain killers below!
Five Amazing Natural Pain Killers
Used for: Pain relief and anti-inflammation. Soothe cough, cold, sore throat, upset stomach and sinus.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which can help treat wounds. It also has a compound called curcumin, which helps to reduce pain and provides an analgesic effect. It can also be used to treat open wounds. Those who suffer from arthritis can also use turmeric, as it helps treat inflammation.
To use: Consume turmeric in the form of turmeric tea or by adding it into warm milk.
Used for: Topical pain relief for pain
Peppermint is known to have anti-inflammatory properties which helps relieve pain to a great extent. Peppermint essential oil diluted with any carrier oil can be used as a topical treatment to relieve pain in the affected area.
To use: Add 3 to 4 drops of peppermint essential oil into 30 ml of any carrier oil and mix well before application on the affected area.
- Do not use this natural method for pain relief on open wounds or burns.
- Patch testing is recommended.
Used for: Topical pain relief, anti-inflammation and muscle relaxation
Diluting rosemary essential oil with any carrier oil and applying it over the area of pain is known to relieve pain to a considerable extent. Rosemary is known to reduce inflammation and swelling and also relaxes the muscles. Rosemary is known to reduce pain because it acts upon the opioid brain receptors that are responsible for the sensation of pain. READ MORE – NATURAL REMEDIES TO HELP EASE PMS AND PERIOD CRAMPS
To use: Add 3 to 4 drops of rosemary essential oil into 30 ml of any carrier oil and mix well before application on the affected area.
Caution: Patch testing is recommended.
Used for: Pain relief from headaches, toothaches and muscle/arthritic pain
Using cloves to relieve pain can work wonders as a natural pain killer. Cloves contain a compound called eugenol that help provide natural pain relief.
To use: Apply clove oil on the affected area to provide relief from the pain.
In case of a toothache, you can chew on one or two cloves until the tooth pain subsides.
Used for: Muscle/arthritic pain, anti-inflammation and swelling reduction, to soothe burns
Ginger juice will not get rid of the muscle pain immediately, but can ease sore muscle pain over time. It has anti-inflammatory properties which can help reduce swelling in the body and treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis and provide relief from the pain.
To use to soothe burns: Since ginger has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, ginger extract or slices of ginger applied on the burn can help soothe the pain and promote faster healing. Application over the burnt area, using slices of ginger can help reduce the scars of the burn.
To use for anti-inflammation and pain relief: Use a ginger compress over the affected area for the best pain relief from muscle pain and arthritic pain.
Ginger compress for pain relief:
1 medium sized ginger piece
2 tbsp cinnamon powder
Grate the ginger using a food grater and you can leave the skin on as it is not going to be consumed. Now in a large bowl, add in this ginger with the cinnamon powder. Then to this, add in about two cups of boiling hot water and let this mixture sit for 10 to 15 minutes or until it is warm. Then dip a small towel into this liquid mixture, wring it out so some of the liquid comes off and then wrap it over the affected/sore area, until the cloth gets cool and then dip it back into the warm liquid mixture again. Do this process two to three times. You can warm up the liquid over the stove or in the microwave, if it has cooled down too much. This process has to be done two or three times in a day to get the best results of pain relief.
Please Note: If your pain is very severe, then do this process only on alternate days while on subsequent days, you can do a cold ice pack compress. Start off with the cold compress on day one and ginger compress on day two and so on, alternatively.