Kick Pain to the Curb: 3 Natural Pain Relievers


Article by Darlene Dunn
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Magazine: Issue #41

Kick Pain to the Curb: 3 Natural Pain Relievers

Kick Pain to the Curb: 3 Natural Pain Relievers

Hard-charging entrepreneurs inevitably get aches and pains. Instead of reaching for the Advil or Alleve try some of my favorite natural pain relievers.

My number one must have is Arnica. I keep both topical and homeopathic remedies on hand at all times. Rub a little arnica on a bruise and it minimizes the bruising. Arnica helps with inflammation and pain. I have been using Arnica gel for years and swear by it. Adding the homeopathic arnica further aids your body in healing from the inside out.

Another must have is turmeric. Yes, it is a spice used for cooking but when taken in tea form or capsule form it is even more impressive. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and can help decrease pain by decreasing inflammation.

The third must have is ginger. This is another herb used in cooking and it is powerful used this way.  It is another powerful anti-inflammatory herb and can be consumed in tea or capsule form.  

When turmeric and ginger are combined in tea form they are a powerhouse. I have included a tea recipe that I enjoy for your enjoyment:

•    4 tsp turmeric and 2 tsp ginger (grated or powdered)
•    1-2 ½ tsp cinnamon (this is based on personal taste)
•    Pinch of black pepper
•    1 tsp vanilla extract and 2 tsp raw honey
•    ½ cup coconut milk

Fill a mug half way with boiling water, add turmeric and ginger, cover and let steep for 10-15 minutes, stir in cinnamon, black pepper, vanilla extract and raw honey, then add the coconut milk and enjoy.

TIP: I purchase turmeric and ginger root at my local farmers market and dry it myself. 

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