If you’ve clicked on this article, you’re probably no stranger to looking for solutions when it comes to alleviating pain and inflammation in your body. Having chronic pain is incredibly frustrating and at times can feel like nothing is helping.
However, you do have options and there are things you can try that are natural remedies for pain and inflammation. Everybody is different so that means that every body is as well. Effective remedies vary from person to person, but that doesn’t mean they won’t work for you.
You should always talk to your doctor before making any changes that may affect any medication you are on, but once you have the green light, there are natural remedies that can help you.
Here Are 5 Natural Remedies for Pain and Inflammation:
This is an inorganic salt – not for eating – that breaks down into magnesium and sulfate when put into water. It’s best used when you’re taking a warm bath to help you relax and your muscles release tension.
It can help loosen stiff joints and is a natural home remedy for things like arthritis pain, swelling, bruises, fibromyalgia, insomnia, sore muscles, sunburns, and more. Not only will your body thank you for taking a nice, warm bath, but the Epsom salt works well to treat body aches.
The Mineral Iron
Sometimes the body can experience more pain and inflammation from an imbalance of nutrients or lack of vitamins. The best way to counteract this is through eating nutrient-rich foods, and in this case, you’ll want to focus on normalizing your iron levels. Things like leafy greens such as chard, spinach, kale collard greens, arugula, radish greens, parsley, and cilantro will all help.
Iron is responsible for helping with vital body functions, including general energy and your immune system. When you’re low in this mineral, it can lead to your tissues and muscles not receiving enough oxygen to work at their best and that can be a contributing factor to pain and inflammation.
If your pain and inflammation are more gut-based, you may want to look into how to better support your gut health through natural remedies. There are a variety of foods that can help counteract inflammation in the body, especially when consumed consistently as a regular part of the diet.
The nutrients your body receives directly affect how it runs. But sometimes, the gut is unable to process a certain kind of food or is lacking the right environment so it will create symptoms of inflammation. One way to combat this is to utilize the superpower of celery as it’s being juiced. In the morning, and on an empty stomach, juice a head of celery – with the stalks separated – and drink the full 16 ounces. Think of it like the ultimate wellness shot. The goal here is to reset your body and cleanse of it any toxins that may be causing you pain and inflammation. Try it for a minimum of 30 days for the full effect and best results.
You’ve probably had ginger at some point in your life, either in your coffee, holiday cookies, or a favorite family dinner recipe. For this context, ginger is one of those superfoods that just doesn’t get enough props for how awesome it really is.
It helps because it has antispasmodic properties. What does this mean? Basically, it helps the organs and muscles relax, telling them that they can let go and everything is in control. Stress releases lactic acid throughout the body which directly affects how much tension and pain we feel. Ginger’s properties help with that and can be a godsend when switching from the “go-mode” we experience in our days and into the recovery, relax mode we need to feel truly rested and sleep well.
This is one of those natural remedies that most people aren’t too familiar with, it’s an herb that can help with inflammation and boost the immune system. The best way to bring this into your life is to get access to the herb itself and brew it into a tea.
You can drink it in the morning, at night, or both, to help protect your immunity and reduce inflammation. The simplest recipe is to boil water – just like you would for regular tea – and add in 1 teaspoon of cat’s claw per serving of tea with some lemon slices and honey if you like the taste.
When it comes to finding natural remedies for pain and inflammation, there are thousands to choose from. If you’re curious about trying something, do your research and connect with someone who has the training and knowledge in the field and can help you better understand how it works and what the best next step for you could be.
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*Originally published on June 16, 2020.
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