5 Natural Pain Relievers

5 Natural Pain Relievers

It’s all too easy to reach for that Advil or Tylenol when you start to feel even the slightest headache or muscle ache. These medications are easy to overuse, but these pain relievers have detrimental effects on vital organs, making it easy for the pain to go away, but make your risk for other health conditions increase.

According to Harvard Medical School’s website, NSAID’s like Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, and Aleve can cause stomach, bleeding, and kidney problems. Though Tylenol isn’t an NSAID, it can cause liver failure. Though large doses of this typically cause immediate liver damage, small doses over a long period of time have been reported to cause just as much damage. Things like alcohol also affect how your body reacts to these drugs.

These simple medicines seem like magical drugs, but constant use wears your body down and increases risk of heart attacks, liver failure, kidney damage, and blood clots.

Luckily, there are such things as natural pain relievers. Alternative medicine has been used for thousands of years and actually works.

1. Ginger:

Ginger Root - Ground Ginger
Ginger Root – Ground Ginger

Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory, relieving any type of muscle pain. It’s also commonly known to relieve nausea. Ginger is easy to add to any food, and also comes in capsules, making it easy to consume when the pain comes on. Including ginger in your everyday meals with help prevent pain over time. Taking ginger also relieves arthritis and menstrual cramps.


  1. I’ll use ibprofen for headaches, but I use an arnica cream for sore muscles, and used it for my back when I was dealing with sciatica, it works really well! Also, hot baths are pretty magical for sore muscles:) And gargling with salt water for sore throats. Sometimes simple cures work best.


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