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4. Devil’s Claw
You might wonder how this South African herb got its name — possibly because it has devilishly strong compounds when it comes to fighting pain. Perhaps best known for fighting knee or hip pain, this herb can reduce the pain form osteoarthritis by as much as 25 percent and that most patients regain mobility within just a few weeks, according to recent research. Devil’s claw was found in a 2007 study t have anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that was able to reduce the amount of pain medication consumed by subjects who were suffering from back and neck pain by 60 percent by the end of the eight week study period.
Is there anything that this popular spice cannot handle?! Turmeric, used for eons for everything from stopping heart disease to curing stomach ulcers is also a powerful pain reliever. The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, improves blood circulation and reduces blood clotting. That makes turmeric the perfect spice to use when you have inflamed joints, skin problems, digestive pain, sprains, bruises, and muscle pain. Add one tablespoon of turmeric powder to a glass of warm milk and drink once each day.
One of the oldest pain relievers around, wintergreen is commonly used in essential oil form. Wintergreen contains between 85 to 99 percent methyl salicylate, the exact same component found in aspirin. Add three or four drops of wintergreen essential oil to two tablespoon of carrier oil, such as jojoba, coconut, or olive oil and use this as a natural pain relieving rub for sore muscles, sprains, bruises, and even headaches.
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