A list of 5 common items, found in your cupboard or refrigerator that can be used to naturally relieve you of pain.

CLOVE
Toothache/Gum Inflammation

Toothache/Gum Inflammation
Cloves are loaded with the active ingredient eugenol. Eugenol is a natural anesthetic which aids in reducing tooth pain. Eugenol also has anti-inflammation properties to help with gum inflammation. Take a few cloves and place them on the infected area, the cloves will begin to soften, gently grind them to release the clove oils on to the area. Remove after 20 minutes.

PEPPERMINT OIL
Sore Muscles

Peppermint oil properties consist of analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic which helps sore muscles in the body. You can create a massage oil with just a few drops of peppermint EO and carrier oil of your choice (such as almond oil)  to ease aches, tired muscles, headaches, and calm spasms. Rub the affected area with massage oil, keeping in mind a little goes a long way.

GARLIC
Earache

Garlic has both antibiotic and pain-relieving properties, that can lessen pain associated with earaches. You can purchase a bottle of Herb Pharm Mullein/Garlic Herbal Ear or make your own.

Directions: DIY Garlic Ear Drops

WATER
General Body Aches and Pains

Yes, you read that right …plain old H2O. Drinking a significant amount of water is going to play a huge part in how your body fully functions and your overall health. Your body needs water in order to repair itself from injury and other stressors.  When the body is dehydrated it can cause aches and pains in the body.

Stay hydrated, folks!

TURMERIC
Chronic Pain

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, that has been known to help alleviate aggravation caused by chronic pains such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, joint pain, and irritable bowel syndrome. Here are some DIY turmeric remedies you can make at home, from turmeric milk to turmeric tinctures. DIY Turmeric Remedies

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