Usually, when we get a headache or begin to feel any other pains and aches, we immediately reach for the nearest painkiller because it is the quickest and most effective way we have found to help alleviate our pain. But what if there was a more natural and even safer solution that was just as effective? Would you be willing to try an alternative?
Certain herbs and beverages actually contain natural painkillers that can help us feel better just as quickly and as effectively as our typical painkillers we stockpile in our medicine cabinets. However, you will not experience all those negative side effects you may have from traditional medicine.
Turmeric is often used in cooking and is a spice that is commonly found in curry. This herb is also packed full of anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce inflammation throughout the body and can even help alleviate the pain you may be feeling due to conditions like arthritis and severe headaches.
To use this herb, you can mix a cup of freshly grated turmeric with a cup of freshly grated ginger, a cup of water, a tablespoon of coconut oil, a dash of black pepper, and a lemon slice. Boil the water, let the herbs simmer and then strain out all the particles. It makes a great tea you can drink to help fight inflammation and pain.
Peppermint is commonly used for stomach ailments because it can help calm the stomach. An upset stomach, gas, and bloating can all be relieved with a peppermint tea beverage. You can steep some peppermint leaves in hot water and drink the tea to help soothe your stomach and gain digestive relief.
Do you find that you suffer from headaches and you can’t find anything other than over the counter medicine to help deal with the pain? Well, when you combine lavender essential oil with water, lemon juice, and raw honey, you will have a lavender lemonade that is a bit sweet and sour and can help lower your blood pressure and relieve the pain you may be feeling from headaches.
Do you find you have a cold and nothing is helping to soothe your sore throat or help ease your cough? While a spicy beverage may not be what you had in mind as a natural way to help a sore throat, it is precisely what you need because the cayenne contains capsaicin which will bring some much-needed pain relief. Cayenne is also a natural anti-inflammatory and has antibacterial properties that can help any inflammation and congestion you are feeling as well.
So, before you reach for that bottle of over the counter pain meds to help with your aches and pains, try one or all of these herbs and beverages for more natural pain relief.