In this substandard and sedentary lifestyle, popping medicines is becoming as an everyday practice. We don’t even think twice before gulping down a Crocin or Saridon, but we don’t realize how addicted we turned out. ‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’, said Hippocrates.
So, here is the list of foods that act as painkillers and the good news is- it has no side effects!
The yellow color ingredient of turmeric is due to the spice curcumin. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which proved to be more beneficial compared to antibiotics. It is more effective in alleviating joint and swelling muscular pains.
Dosage: In milk or turmeric tea
Ginger contains Ginger oil, a substance with high medicinal properties. The anti-inflammatory properties present in the ginger can alleviate pain from nausea, arthritis, stomach pain, menstrual pain and even muscular soreness. The rhizome of the ginger plant can be consumed fresh, dried, powdered or even in the form of juice.
Dosage: Apply ginger compress in the area of pain.
- Red grapes
Although, it’s not the popular one, but it contains an antioxidant compound called resveratrol that gives the red color. Resveratrol helps in maintaining cartilage health and prevents back and joint pain.
Dosage: Have some handfuls of them
Peppermint is known as one of the therapeutic properties, as it helps in relieving muscular pain, toothache, headache, menstrual pains, diarrhea, common cold, and indigestion. It also helps ease digestion and muscular problems. Moreover, it provides the soothing effect to both mind and body.
Dosage: Chew some leaves
Add 10 to 15 teaspoons (nearly, 1 cup) of salt in your bathtub. Soak yourself for 10 to 15 mins in that saline water. Soaking in saline water will help you to dehydrate your body cells. Moreover, also reduces pain and inflammation in your body.
Dosage: One cup of salt in your bathtub
- Plain Yogurt
Unlike other dairy products, one of the most used is Yogurt. It helps to alleviate the symptoms of pain, inflammation and bloating. Bacteria present in yogurt helps in reducing abdominal pain and improves our digestion.
Dosage: A bowl of Yogurt
- Hot Peppers
An active ingredient, hot peppers is present in almost all pain relieving creams. It helps in soothing the never endings pain.
Dosage: Add half of a tablespoon in your food
One of the soothing ingredient almost for every individual. Coffee contains caffeine. Caffeine helps in reducing muscular pains and headaches. But, it may not work for the coffee addicts.
Dosage: A cup