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Painkillers and sedatives do more harm than good in the body, even when taken according to prescription, they still cause adverse side effects. Recent news and discovery revealed that acetaminophen (paracetamol) makes people less emphatic.

Painkillers like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, diclofenac, and others have been linked to heart disease, infertility, kidney problems, liver failure, intestinal damages,

It is safer, and healthier to use natural painkillers, to prevent all these harmful side effects these drugs cause to the body. These natural remedies are effective for all kinds of pains and they are safe for everyone.

They also fight inflammation, boost the immune system and bestow a lot of added benefits to the body and they don’t cause adverse side effects which harm the body.

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The only time you should use a painkiller is when you have a serious pain caused by a severe condition, surgery, or accidents and in this case, it must be prescribed by a doctor and not self-prescribed.

These herbs should not be combined with other medications or the painkillers without seeking the advice of a doctor or naturopath. Below are effective natural painkillers.

10 Powerful Natural Painkillers

  1. Hot Peppers

Hot peppers like black peppers, chili peppers, cayenne peppers, are powerful painkillers. They increase your threshold for pain and they act on the substance P thereby reducing the severity and duration of pain felt.

They can even alleviate post-surgery pain, and pains from amputation or mastectomy. Cayenne pepper kills candida and studies have found it effective against 16 different strains of fungi.

Hot peppers also treat muscle soreness and tensions.

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  1. Ginger

This is a very effective and one of the most popular remedies for pain and inflammation. It has lots of phytochemicals and an active compound called Gingerol, all these contribute to its pain fighting properties.

You can take ginger tea daily, you can also chew fresh ginger root. Ginger capsules, supplements, and essential oil are also available and all can be used to treat pain and anyone you choose is very effective but ginger essential oil is the most potent form of medicinal ginger.

  1. Cloves

Cloves are powerful remedies for all types of pain, it is man’s oldest remedy for a toothache and till date dentist still, use clove extract because of its powerful ability to stop the sensations of pains.

You can drink clove tea or chew few cloves. Clove oil is also available and it can be applied topically to relieve pains and it can also be taken orally.

You can mix it with fruit juice or any healthy drink of your choice if you cannot stand the strong taste and scent.

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  1. Turmeric

Curcumin, the active compound in this spice which is responsible for the unique color and taste of curry is a strong painkiller. It is also a powerful antioxidant which protects the body from a lot of sicknesses and damages.

It also relieves inflammation and treats other conditions like cancer, ulcers, psoriasis, indigestion, and stomach upsets.

You can chew on fresh turmeric roots, the supplements are also available and you can also drink turmeric tea.

  1. Willow Bark

This is a powerful natural remedy for inflammation, pains, and aches. For centuries, this herb has been used to treat a lot of pains and health problems that cause pains and inflammation, originally, the bark was chewed to relieve fevers and pains.

Willow bark contains salicin, this compound is a natural painkiller and it is similar to aspirin’s main ingredient. Willow bark is dried and sold at many natural health stores and even pharmacy. You can boil it and take it as a tea to relieve any pain you are feeling in your body.

It is also available in capsules and supplements. This is an effective remedy for all sorts of pains like low back pain, all types of headaches, arthritis and other conditions that cause pains.

Willow bark should only be taken by adults, as it is not safe for little children.

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  1. Feverfew

For centuries, this powerful herb has been used to treat all kinds of pains and diseases, it is very effective against rheumatoid arthritis, migraines, headaches, toothaches, stomachaches, and it has no harmful side effects.

Pregnant women should avoid this remedy.

  1. Pineapples

Pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain. This enzyme reduces the levels of prostaglandins and it also inhibits the activities of this hormone. This hormone induces pain and inflammation.

Take lots of pineapple and pineapple juice. Bromelain supplements are also available. Meet a doctor to prescribe a good supplement for you and take it according to prescription to prevent toxicity and other unwanted side effects.

  1. Chamomile

Chamomile is an effective pain reliever, the tea is given to women suffering from menstrual pain to help relieve the pain, and soothe their bodies.

It contains flavonoids, terpenoids, and other phytochemicals that help in relieving all sorts of pains like menstrual pain, headaches, joint and muscle pains and it also relieves stress and relaxes the body.

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  1. Cranberry Juice

This can fight pains caused by ulcers, urinary tract infections and other illnesses caused by microbes. It also kills harmful bacteria because it has a strong antibacterial property and they also fight pains and relieve inflammation.

You can eat fresh cranberries or drink fresh and unsweetened homemade cranberry juice to fight pains. The supplements and capsules of cranberries are also available and can be gotten in most health stores.

  1. Valerian Root

This is one of nature’s best tranquilizers. It is a strong painkiller, it relieves stress, anxiety, tension, irritability and even insomnia. It reduces the sensitivities of the nerves and thereby alleviates the feelings or sensations of pains.

When you are in pains, try and drink a cup of valerian tea; this will relieve the pain and soothe body aches.

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