14 Effective and Natural Tips to Relieve Pain
Do you think you’re addicted to prescription drugs? You might be in pain, but why take medicine when you can treat a cold or mild cough with natural products? Follow our 14 tips to relieve pain in a cheap, efficient and natural way! Of course, if you’re in complete agony, we can only advise to consult your doctor!
#1 Ease a toothache
Is a toothache currently making your life very difficult and the dentist can’t book you in until next week? You should know that chewing a clove relieves pain for at least two hours! As an alternative, massaging your gums with clove essential oil can also ease a toothache.
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#2 Relieve a headache
To mitigate the occasional headache, add some freshly squeezed lemon juice in a herbal tea or in a glass of water. The fruit’s acidity relaxes the compressed blood vessels, main cause of the pain.
#3 Stop bloating
Ginger is known for its cleansing and rebalancing properties, so add a spoonful of ginger powder to your dishes to reduce bloating that ruins your life.
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#4 Soothe joint pain
Drinking two cups of horsetail or nettle infusion per day will soothe rheumatism and osteoarthritis. These plants contain silica, which can help repair injured joints. In addition, go dairy-free so that this method can be 100% effective.
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#5 Avoid UTI
If you’re often prone to cystitis, you should know that there’s a very good natural cure for it. Drink a large glass of cranberry juice, which cleans and purifies the bladder. Also, drink plenty of water throughout the day, the infection will go away even faster!
#6 Get rid of itchy skin
If you’re going on a hike in the near future, make sure to pack a bottle of essential tea tree oil in your bag, in case an insect decides to sting you… Instead of scratching, massaging the affected area with a drop of oil will instantly relieve the pain and accelerate the healing process.
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#7 Treat a burning stomach
A burning stomach is often due to an overly acidic diet or a generous meal swallowed too fast (we’re talking to you, gluttons!). To soothe the pain, mix the equivalent of a spoonful of baking soda in a glass of water and drink!
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#8 Treat an ingrown nail
Have an ingrown toenail that’s really killing you every time you wear shoes? Fill a basin with hot water and four tablespoons of salt, then soak your foot in for 20 minutes. Anti-inflammatory and decongestant, the salt will immediately get rid of the pain, like magic!
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#9 Soothe itching skin
Eczema? Insect or nettle sting? We know how unpleasant itchiness can be… St John’s Wort Oil or hemp oil are considered to be great cures for these kind of problems. Gently massage the itchy area and you’ll quickly feel much better.
#10 Ease a sore throat
To soothe your throat, add two to three drops of laurel essential oil in a glass of water, then rinse your throat with the mixture before spitting it out. This method has been tested and approved!
#11 Ease menstrual pain
For the ladies, if your period is proper torture, eat oats during the week to ease that unbearable pain.
#12 Soothe muscle cramps
We have to admit that cramps after sport really suck! Protect your muscles by drinking a large glass of tomato juice in the morning before your workout session.
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#13 Treat constipation
To treat constipation, even if it’s temporary, simply drink two cups of organic mauve infusion per day. Gentle and emollient, this plant respects the intestinal flora.
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#14 Fight canker sores
Oh canker sores… They’re small but sneaky! Apply a little bit of organic honey on them, as it’s a natural anti-inflammatory and a painkiller that will have the advantage of leaving a delicious taste in your mouth… But no, canker sores are not an excuse to eat the whole honey jar!
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