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Best Foods That Help In Natural Pain Relief

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Turmeric - rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, White Willow - warts and psoriasis, Devil's Claw - induced arthritis, headaches, and low back discomfort. Some pain busting foods are: Hot Chillies - migraine and cluster headaches, Seed oils - Nerve pain, Berries - blocks inflammation and inhibit pain enzymes. Also,Yoga revitalizes energy and relieves pain.

Gina Hodge

Curejoy Expert Gina Hodge Explains:

Natural pain relief foods and supplements are plenty. The main reason why we choose natural remedies is because most synthesized pain killers (medical term “Analgesics”) come with their own set of side effects. Some easily available and widely consumed ones like Acetaminophen- causes liver damage; Ibuprofen or Naproxen – causes kidney problems; and Aspirin – known to have mild blood-thinning effect.

Nature has programmed our bodies to react to inflammation (cause of pain) through regulatory hormones and also provided natural foods and herbs that have been part of ancient medicine. So why add to your existing toxic load when you can incorporate a healthy diet and choose natural remedies for pain relief?

Best And Most Effective Natural Pain Killer Herbs

Here is a list of natural pain relief herbs.

Turmeric

Curcumin a potent anti inflammatory compound found in turmeric and shown positive results in treating patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

White Willow

The bark of White Willow tree contains a compound called salicylic acid, an anti inflammatory compound used to treat different skin conditions like warts, psoriasis, scaly skin conditions.

Devil’s Claw

Contains chemical compounds called harpagide and harpagoside that reduces pain in inflammation-induced arthritis, headaches, and low back discomfort.
Other potent herbs include Ginger, Holy Basil, Peppermint, Arnica, Boswellia, Clove oil, etc.

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Pain Busting Foods

Hot Chillies

Capsaicin which is found in the hot chilli peppers is an active pain-reducing ingredient. Capsaicin also diminishes soreness for 3 to 5 weeks while the C-fibers help regain sensation. Works wonders for patients with migraine and cluster headaches.

Seed Oils

Gamma-Linolenic Acid, an essential fatty acid (found in numerous seed oils) are able to reduce nerve pain associated with diabetic conditions.

Berries

Contains compounds called anthocyanins, that blocks inflammation and inhibit pain enzymes, just like NSAID drugs.
Other foods include pineapple, blueberries, grapes, oats, etc.

[Read: Relax Painful Muscles With Peppermint]

Yoga For Pain Relief

Yoga has been one of the greatest sources of revitalizing your energy sources and also relieving the pain in various parts of your body. Some highly recommended yoga poses to relive lower back pain are Supta Padangusthasana (Supine Hamstring Stretch), Supta Matsyendrasana (Two-Knee Twist), salamba bhujangasana (Sphinx), etc.

Innate Pain Killer Agents

Your body produces chemicals to soothe inflammation across the body.

Endorphins

are the body’s natural pain relievers by blocking pain signals from reaching your brain. Any activity (cardio and high intensity routines) that gets your blood pumping for a sustained period will release pain-relieving endorphins into your system.

Opiorphin

found in your saliva is considered six times more powerful than morphine in handling pain and inflammation.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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209 comments
Connie Brown
Connie Brown 5pts

I start with yoga then proceed to Zumba, there's nothing like breaking a sweat and completely enjoy it!

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

That's great! :) thanks for sharing! :)

Cheryl Harris
Cheryl Harris 5pts

Maybe this info will help pain pill addicts.

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Jazz Kardasz - yes. well said

Jazz Kardasz
Jazz Kardasz 5pts

Aspirin taken incorrectly causes stomach problems ...must first swallow some water then take with water...long term usage can cause mini brain strokes...for thinning blood best t take nattokinase n fish oil

Ahmad Shah
Ahmad Shah 5pts

is it safe to take neem leaves in pregnency .my acne problem started in 5th month .give advise plz

Diane Smith
Diane Smith 5pts

I have feet pain I don't know what to do

Michele Spier
Michele Spier 5pts

I like Tumeric and Pineapple and of course Ginger.

Amir Subba
Amir Subba 5pts

I think Snake bite is natural pain killer...... Hahahaha

Lulu Star
Lulu Star 5pts

Turmeric has literally changed my life! I don't even get colds anymore!

Mary Porat
Mary Porat 5pts

Maritssa, we need to eat more of this! Haha

Ray Watkins
Ray Watkins 5pts

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Kamlesh Tewani
Kamlesh Tewani 5pts

Aloe vera is a natural pain killer & silent hiller

Bella RN
Bella RN 5pts

Tumeric and cayenne pepper

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

:) Oh yes, it does work!

Vasupradha Mohan
Vasupradha Mohan 5pts

If there is swelling in any part of ur body due to some injury ....try turmeric with coconut oil and see the wonder within an hour or two