Home Pharmacy for Pains (Without OTC Drugs)

Rare are the days when you can say that nothing hurts and that you feel fit. Pains that occur in different parts of our body can be of lower or bigger intensity. It’s not always useful to call on synthetic painkillers to get rid of a headache or back pain because the intoxication with medicines is already a serious problem today.

Home Pharmacy for Pains (Without OTC Drugs)

When we have a regular pain, we can try to ease it with natural remedies. They come with no side effects and, moreover, they are much more affordable.

Rheumatic, Joint and Muscle Pains

Ginger is the first recommendation for pain. It’s always good to have this plant in the house because it’s extremely useful. Ginger contains a substance that combats the inflammatory processes and reduces pain. Ginger stops the production of hormones that cause the pain. You can drink a ginger tea with a little bit of lemon or you can use compresses with grated ginger and apply them on the painful spot. Turmeric is also extremely beneficial for the joint pains and for the menstrual pains and headaches. It contains natural anti-inflammatory agents. You can drink a glass of lukewarsm water and 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder.

Back Pain

Comfrey creams or ointments can be used to massage the painful spots for maximum 10 days. Don’t apply it on the open wounds. Also, you can use eucalyptus essential oil, mustard oil, garlic oil or camphor oil to massage the affected area. The compresses with grated ginger or cayenne peppers are also beneficial. You can also add the calming oils (5 drops) in your bath water. This way, you’ll have a relaxing bath.

Menstrual Pains

The beetroot juice is great for the menstrual cramps. Chamomile tea is equally useful because it calms the muscular spasms. You can also add chamomile tea to your bath water (4 cups of tea to one tub of water). Yarrow tea, basil tea with cinnamon or caraway, ginger tea, calendula tea, seabuckthorn oil, fish oil and bananas will also ease the PMS symptoms.

Stomachache

Ginger, chamomile or mint teas are efficient natural remedies for the stomachaches due to their anti-inflammatory properties. They can also neutralize the stomach acids. One teaspoon of caraway per day can also solve the stomach discomfort caused by cramps, acidic indigestion or gas. If the stomach pains are cause by ulcer, the best remedy is the juice made of raw potatoes. Consume 50 – 70 ml per day in the morning, on an empty stomach. Prepare it from the raw potatoes, without removing their peel. Wash them well with apple cider vinegar before using them.

Toothaches

Toothaches can be easily solved with cloves. These spices have a powerful analgesic effect and they can numb the painful spot. To get rid of the pain, you can chew a few cloves, a garlic clove or you can apply a little bit of propolis tincture. This is a short-term effect, but it’s recommended for the emergency situations. You must see a doctor as soon as possible to treat the cause.

Headaches

There are numerous natural remedies that can ease headaches. You can massage the forehead and the temples with a few drops of peppermint essential oil or you can apply a paste made of crushed cloves and cinnamon essential oil on the affected areas. A very soothing tea for the headaches is the tea made of willow bark. This is considered the natural aspirin. Drink 2 – 3 cups per day. You can also eat a few pieces of dark chocolate and you will immediately feel better.

Ear Pains

Garlic oil is wonderful for ear pains and ear infections. You can easily prepare it at home. Take off the peel from one piece of garlic and crush it. Put it in a bowl and add ¼ cup of olive oil. Let it soak for 3 – 5 days at room temperature, then strain it and keep it in the fridge. Warm it for a little while in a teaspoon before using it. Add 2 – 3 drops of this oil in each ear, then clog them with a piece of cotton ball. Let it cure overnight. You can continue the treatment for 4 – 5 days in a row. This remedy is not recommended for a perforated eardrum. Another alternative is to wrap a small piece of garlic in a cotton ball and insert it in the ear.

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