As winter wears on, body pain becomes a norm. Change in weather comes with its own set of challenges and pain in different parts of the body is one of the most commonly felt one. And when your body aches doing any kind of physical activity can become exhausting.
While popping a pill for quick relief might seem like an easy way out but it can lead to drastic effects on your internal organs in the long run. So, what would be the best way to get relief from body pain? Natural home remedies! They are easily available, are inexpensive, cause no side effects and most importantly are absolutely effective.
We have got you covered few simple to make yet effective home remedies which will not only provide quick relief from body pain but also help you recover fast. Try them today!
Disclaimer: These remedies work in case of mild pain. In case of chronic or excruciating pain, we recommend you to get in touch with your doctor for proper medication & treatment.
People have used ginger for thousands of years, to treat a variety of conditions, including pain and nausea. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that help in getting rid of frequent body aches.
Note: This remedy might not be good for people with peptic ulcer, as it can cause burning sensation and irritation in the stomach.
How to use?
- Grate 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger
- Boil 4 cups of water
- Add grated ginger to the warm water
- Let it steep for 10 minutes
- Strain the mixture and remove ginger pieces
- Allow the water to cool
- Sip the mix through the day for best results
Since ginger has a strong taste, you can also add lemon or honey to improve the taste.
- Apple cider vinegar
With great antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, apple cider vinegar is definitely a ‘miracle cure’.
How to use?
- Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into a glass of warm water
- Add honey to the mixture
- Drink the mix twice a day for a duration of at least 2-3 days for best results
Also, you can soak yourself in warm water with 2 cups of apple cider vinegar for a nice, relaxing bath. Surely it will help you soothe your pain away.
Cinnamon has potent anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and healing properties, making it one of the most sought-after remedies for treating body pains as well as improving overall health.
How to use?
- Add one teaspoon of cinnamon powder to a glass of warm water
- Stir well
- Add some honey to the mixture and consume right away
You can have this mixture daily for best results.
In most cases, the deficiency of potassium is the reason behind body and muscle aches. Consume 2 bananas daily to counteract the deficiency and provide your body with instant energy.
- Mustard Oil
Another great way to fight body ache is by gently massaging some lukewarm mustard oil all over the body. Let the body soak the oil for a minimum of 30 minutes before washing it off with warm water.
Do this once every day to get rid of persistent body aches.
- Cherry Juice
To reduce the pain induced by inflammation, cherry juice is one of the best natural remedies to restore to! It is often used for treating muscle pain as well as peripheral neuropathy, both of which can cause body aches.
Consume a glass of unsweetened cherry juice daily for best results.
Your body needs vitamins to function properly. Deficiency of vitamin B1, E and D can cause muscle weakness and pain making your body feel tired, fatigued and exhausted with the minutest of physical activity. Incorporate foods rich in vitamins like carrots, apples, apricots, almonds, spinach and sweet potatoes etc., to steer clear of body pains and aches.
You can also take additional vitamin supplements after consulting with your doctor.
Turmeric is known to have natural anti-inflammatory and healing properties that help fight body ache and boost immunity.
How to use?
- Add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of hot milk
- Stir well
- Let it cool for 5-10minutes & stir a tsp of honey (optional)
Consume this mixture daily, preferably before going to bed for sound sleep.
Other preventive measures to steer clear of pain!
In addition to the above home remedies, here are a few lifestyle changes that can help you lead a healthy, active and pain-free life:
- Drinking 8-10 glasses of water daily
- Eating a healthy & balanced diet
- Having a warm bath daily
- Sleeping for a minimum of 8 hours
See a doctor immediately if:
- Pain doesn’t subside for too long
- Muscle pain arises frequently without any cause
- Fever accompanied by body pain
Help is just a call away!
If you or your loved ones suffer from chronic body pain, talk to your doctor about physiotherapy.
HealthCare atHOME’s team of expert home physiotherapists will guide you through a series of exercises to help you strengthen your muscles and would also devise a customized treatment plan, as needed.