Pain is the mechanism that our bodies use to tell us that all is not well. Once we are aware of what is wrong, we can well do without it continuing, unfortunately that is not how it works. For those of us who suffer with chronic conditions such as arthritis, headaches (including migraines), tendinitis, and other painful ailments, it’s all too tempting to reach for commercial painkillers like ibuprofen. But is that the best course of action?
There are other natural pain relief agents that
Mother Nature GOD has thoughtfully provided; it is just a matter of knowing which ones work and which ones don’t.
Natural pain relief agent # 1 – Dark Cherries
A recent study carried out by the John Hopkins Pain Treatment Centre has confirmed that Anthocyanins, a type of bioflavonoid, or plant pigment that is found in dark fruits such as cherries, are proficient at being able to block the pain signals that emanate from inflammation. Sitting down and enjoying munching on 20 cherries can help to remedy joint pain, stomach pain, and other pain that is caused by inflammation. It can also help to ease PMS symptoms too.
Natural pain relief agent # 2 – Ginger Root
Ginger root, used in Ayurvedic medicine, is a renowned natural pain relief agent. Ginger powder, which can be bought in any supermarket store selling spice, has the ability to lessen pain by inhibiting certain toxic compounds that your body manufactures, which are the cause of inflammation that causes pain in your joints and muscles.
You can also chop fresh ginger root and make it into a paste which can then be applied topically to joints and muscles radiating pain. Ginger root can also be eaten, and as such is a very effective remedy for stomach pain and nausea. Many moms-to-be also chew Ginger to help to ward-off the dreaded morning sickness. Continue reading