You got a headache or a toothache, sore joints or muscles? The first thing that comes to your mind is painkillers. But the food that we use every day can also act as a natural, and thus much healthier analgesics.

Turmeric

Turmeric helps fight various kinds of inflammations, chronic pain, back pain and muscle, toothache, arthritis, successfully restores tissue and is excellent for detoxification, as well as to improve overall health. You can add it to a variety of dishes, as well as to make a tea or a juice. The best thing is to combine turmeric and black pepper, because then it is the most effective.

Ginger

This herb will help to alleviate chronic joint pain and arthritis. You can make ginger tea, or to put it in some dishes like stews and desserts. Some people are very sensitive to ginger therefore they should gradually include it into the diet.

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Chili peppers

Capsaicin is the most responsible ingredient for all the beneficial effects of chili peppers. Capsaicin weakens the pain signals that the body sends to the brain. Chili peppers successfully treat joint pain, fibromyalgia, skin rash, and migraines. If you are not a fan of the taste, put three tablespoons of cayenne pepper in a glass of water and drink it for immediate relief.

Garlic

Toothache, ear inflammation and pain caused by arthritis can be successfully treated with garlic. Create your own garlic oil, from three minced garlic cloves mix with half a cup of olive oil and let it boil on low heat for two minutes. Strain and let it stand in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

How to use: heat the oil and gently rub it on the painful joints or muscles. If you have an ear infection, put two drops of warm oil in your ear. Do you have a toothache, make a mixture of crushed garlic cloves and a pinch of salt and apply to the tooth.

Cloves

Clove soothes toothache and sore gums. It is best to chew, this way it will emit its powerful ingredient with analgesic action, eugenol. If you don’t like the sharp taste, you can make a strong clove tea ​​.

Cherries

Probably the most delicious painkiller on this list. Cherries help with arthritis, gout and chronic headaches. Many anti-inflammatory and analgesic actions of cherries are due to antioxidant anthocyanin, which is abundant in this juicy fruit. Anthocyanin eliminates the enzymes that cause tissue inflammation and pain.

Apple cider vinegar

If you suffer from heartburn, mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink before eating or sip slowly after a meal to avoid heartburn.

Apple cider vinegar helps a better combustion of fats and proteins that cause unpleasant burning sensation in the stomach.

Blueberries

They are the best natural remedy for treating and preventing urinary tract infections. They’re full of tannin, a natural organic compound that effectively kills the bacteria that causes inflammation of the urinary tract.

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