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7 Powerful Natural Painkillers in Your Kitchen

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7 Powerful Natural Painkillers in Your Kitchen

Blueberries: Research shows that 1 cup of blueberries can ward off up to 60% of urinary tract infections. The secret weapon here is antioxidants, which kill the free radicals that inflame the digestive lining. So eating blueberries can keep you free from peptic ulcers, digestive discomfort, and bladder infections.

Grapes: An Ohio University research study shows that 1 cup of grapes eaten daily can bring relief from backache. That’s because grapes contain nutrients that increase blood circulation to the lower back, which in turn alleviates pain.

Pineapple: The bromelain in pineapple is known to ease bloated tummy and heaviness. It also improves circulation, stopping cramps and inhibiting inflammation. It may help rid the body of inflammatory compounds that contribute to arthritis.

Oats: They have been seen to play a role in easing menstrual cramps and bring relief from endometriosis. Oats are loaded with the anti-cramping mineral magnesium. They are also one of the best sources of dietary zinc for women who suffer from painful periods.

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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9:40AM PDT on Mar 26, 2014

Gr8 article pineapple is also gr8 for swelling in your mouth after getting teeth pulled especially wisdom teeth it also controls the bleeding. The oral surgens have started to add this to their after care procedures because of the tremendouse results oh it also helps with the pain. Vanilla is also gr8 for toothaches it not very tastey but works gr8:)

9:14AM PDT on Mar 26, 2014

Thanks for sharing!

1:55AM PDT on Mar 26, 2014

all of these are helpful but you forgot ginger. Ginger is great. Here are some great natural pain relievers http://mdcurebackpain.com/natural-back-pain-remedies/

3:23PM PST on Jan 14, 2014

Cool :)

5:48AM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

You need to add one more product. This is called Dard Nashak - All Natural Pain Relieving Massage Oil. I have been suffering from back pain for years, I got this massage oil from Vancouver, Canada when I was there., it is an amazing massage oil for pain relief. It is all natural and made in New Zealand and Canada. I have Never in my 30 years of back pain found anything that can relieve my back pain like this oil. It is also all natural. dardnashakoil.com- thought I would share with everyone

11:38AM PDT on Jul 16, 2013

Ty

11:10AM PDT on Jul 5, 2013

great article

4:06AM PDT on May 10, 2013

Psst: don't tell GlaxoSmithKline... might hurt their profits...

10:34AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

Thank you for the info! Some great info in the responses as well. I have mixed up what is a pain and anti- inflam. Out of dried herbs put it into a capsule and it works great for a wide range of problems. I would try jesse c's onion, sugar and water before bed for really bad pain; if I was not allergic to onions

5:11AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

Add onions to that list. slice up some onion rings, place them in a small boiling pot, sugar them and wait about three minutes (the sugar draws out the juice). Then add some water and boil for about 10 minutes. Enjoy! These have an effect similar to a lortab so DO NOT drive or do anything which requires your attention after you drink it. They WILL knock you out cold.

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