5 Natural Remedies for Pain and Inflammation

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 it 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:

  1. Epsom Salt

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.

  1. 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 counter act 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 its best and that can be a contributing factor to pain and inflammation.

  1. Gut Inflammation

If your pain and inflammation is 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 affects 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.

  1. Ginger

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 it that it 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.

  1. Cat’s Claw

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 who can help you better understand how it works and what the best next step for you could be.

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