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Natural pain relievers in your kitchen

 These natural pain relievers are readily available in your kitchen (Image: Shutterstock)

There are many natural ways of boosting your immunity and helping your body fight away occasional pain triggers. Here are some natural pain relievers readily available in your kitchen:

  • Turmeric

Whether you use it as a whole grain or in its powder form, turmeric is an amazing food compliment that will make dishes like rice and stew taste much better.

Did you also know that turmeric can relieve chronic pain and inflammation?

Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that speed up the healing process.

  • Ginger

Nothing smells and tastes as good as finely chopped ginger. It is the perfect ingredient to add to most of your meals ranging from beverages to stews.

Ginger is widely used for muscle pain and nausea, it contains anti-inflammatory properties that speed up pain relief and it can boost joint and muscle function.

  • Garlic

Although mainly used as a cooking condiment, garlic has pain relieving properties. Other than for inflammations, garlic can also be used for ear aches and stomach bugs.

  • Peppermint oil

Massage oils infused with plant extracts like peppermint can help in relieving muscles pains and tension. Peppermint contains menthol responsible for the cooling effect on sore and aching

  • Cloves

Cloves may play an amazing role as a cooking condiment but it is a perfect toothache pain reliever as well. They contain an active ingredient eugenol, which is a natural anesthetic that helps to numb and reduce pain caused by toothaches.

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