Sadly, the body’s way of letting you know something may be going wrong doesn’t always feel so great. Everyone has had to, at some point or another deal with pain, but usually people automatically resort to over the counter drugs that typically have tons of side effects.
Sometimes finding a more natural way to deal with the pain is hard, here are some ‘drug-free’ ways that work even better than the over the counter medications.
Astaxanthin (Asta-zan-thin) Is one of the strongest anti-inflammatories found in nature. It is most often found in microalgae and salmon, it has been found very effective against joint pain and even been deemed beneficial to people with cardiovascular, immune, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Cayenne contains an element known as capsaicin. Capsaicin just so happens to lower the signal of pain that reaches your brain.
Boswellia, A shrub-like tree most commonly found in India is a great natural anti-inflammatory. The resin from the Boswellia tree has been used for many years as a treatment for arthritis, urinary disorders, and even diarrhea.
Turmeric a spice containing the compound curcumin has been able to help lots of people who suffer from mild to severe nerve pain. It prevents the development of inflammation that makes it good for arthritis, joint pain, and stiffness as well.
Ginger while being an anti-inflammatory as well is more commonly used as a stomach settler. Usually brewed as a tea it cures motion sickness, morning sickness, upset stomach, and even in some cases loss of appetite.
From the ancient times people have put hot pepper extract on their gums to alleviate tooth ache.Now it is known that capsaicin in peppers serves as a local anaesthetic and a painkiller.Other medicinal foods which serve as pain killers are asafoetida,bishop’s weed,clove,ginger,garlic,mustard seeds,nutmeg,onion and poppy seeds.
Here I am sharing the detail about how to use these natural foods in anaesthetic purpose.
This spice possesses painkilling properties,Asafoetida 2 grams,dissolved in one tablespoon of coconut oil,is applied as an analgesic balm in rheumatoid arthritis,mylagia and traumatic swelling.A paste of asafoetida,prepared with water or lime juice,is applied over wasp,bee and scorpion stings.This spice is also a valuable remedy for relieving toothache.It should be pestled in lemon juice,and slightly heated.A cotton piece,soaked in the lotion should be placed in the cavity of the tooth.It will relieve pain quickly.The powder of the spice can also be applied with beneficial results on painful tooth and surrounding gums.
Bishop’s weed is a valuable remedy for muscular pains.The seeds should be fried in coconut oil and should be massaged as a liniment in treating muscular pains.
Clove is of great value as a pain killing spice.It has long been used to kill pain in tooth ache.A clove or cotton dipped in clove oil placed in the cavity caused by dental caries,stops pain and prevents the accumulation of food particles in them.A clove sauted in a teaspoon of sesame oil and 3 to 5 drops of this warm oil put into the ear can cure earache.
Muscular cramps are often relieved when the oil of clove is applied as a poultice on the affected part.In painful condition of joints,neuralgia and migraine,five drops of clove oil,mixed in 30 ml of olive oil,can be appled as a liniment with beneficial result.
A paste of clove and salt crystals in milk is a common house hold remedy for headaches.While clove helps reduce pain,salt as a hygroscopic agent,absorbs fluids and decrease tension.
The use of garlic has been found valuable in earache.Three grams should be boiled well in 60 ml of gingelly(till) oil.It should be cooled and filtered.This can be used as ear drops,two to three drops may be put in the ear in treating earache.
Mustard is a rubefacient. Its plaster or paste made with water,is applied as an analgesic in rheumatism,sciatica,paralysis of limbs and other muscular pains.The plaster should,however,never be directly applied to the skin as it may cause painful blistering.A layer of linen material should be put between the mustard paste and the skin.
Onion possesses pain killing property.It is beneficial in the treatment of pain in the eye.The juice of onion and honey should eb mixed in equal quantity and stored in a bottle.This mixture should be applied to the eyes by means of an eye-rod.It will provide relief in a short time.
Onion is a valuable medicine for suppressing pain resulting from piles.Occasionally,blind piles swell up and cause torturous pain to the patient.It becomes extremely difficult for the patient even to sit.For treating this condition,two onions should be half baked by burying them in live ash.They should then be thoroughly pounded into paste after removing their outer covering.This paste should be fried in ghee and a tablet prepared from it.This tablet should be placed over the piles while hot.It should be retained there in position by applying a suitable dressing.The patient will feel comfort immediately after this application.
The patient suffering from piles should eat daily onion and caraway seeds,fried in ghee with sugar candy.A compress the inflamed and protruding piles.An ointment made of onion,turmeric and Indian hemp in hot sesame oil also makes and effective application over pile masses.
Poppy seeds on the stalks,which have not been slit to produce opium have soporific properties and are used for relieving pain.They can be used beneficially in griping pains after child birth,colic and pain in the testicles.
Opium is useful in rheumatism,tumours of different kinds,cancers,carbuncles,abscesses,ulcers,leprosy,syphilis or scrofula-that is tuberculosis of the lymph node in which pain banishes sleep,especially at night.The commencing dose is 6 centigram of the extract.If it is insufficient upto 18 centigrams may be advised to those who are unaccustomed to opium.Beyond this it is unsafe to do so with out any professional advice.
This may be combined with 12 or 18 centigrams of camphor.Opium is very effective in spasms of bowels,relieving of pain and irritation of the bladder caused by stone.
Opium is useful as a liniment for soothing both muscular and neuralgic pains.The liniment can be prepared by mixing 90 centigrams of coconut oil.It even soothes painful pailes .In painful teeth cavities,centigram of opium is put into the hollow of the tooth.Care should how ever taken not to swallow the saliva.
These are the important natural painkiller there are many more I will share in the later posts.