Pain Relieving Foods

Some foods actually offer medicinal value to them as well as nutrients. Instead of reaching for an over-the-counter medicine, why not grab a pain-relieving food instead. Let’s explore the options available:

  • Mint tea is soothing, refreshing and may block pain signals. For headaches, one can diffuse essential oils of peppermint and wintergreen. Mint may also alleviate sore muscles.
  • Ginger has inflammatory properties and may reduce pain, stomach discomfort and muscle pain.
  • Turmeric is such a medicinal spice as it offers an abundance of inflammatory blockers and may alleviate chronic pain.
  • Red onions are high in inflammation reducing quercetin.
  • Apples are high in inflammation reducing quercetin.
  • Red grapes contain anti-inflammatory value.
  • All cruciferous vegetables containing sulforaphane have anti-inflammatory values.
  • Salmon is high in anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids as well as good source of minerals.
  • Capsaicin found in chili peppers are anti-inflammatory.
  • Olive oil contains anti-inflammatory enzymes called oleocanthal.
  • Green tea is anti-inflammatory with its catechins.
  • Water hydrates properly and may alleviate general injury pain.
  • Garlic oil is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral and helpful for earaches.
  • Cloves are pain relievers especially for toothache, gum inflammation and may be used to numb gum area before novocaine.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar may alleviate heartburn.
  • Cherries anti-inflammatory benefits may alleviate joint pain and headaches.
  • Pineapple has an anti-inflammatory property called bromelain and may alleviate stomaches, bloating and gas. Bromelain helps with digestion.
  • Blueberries and raspberries are anti-inflammatory and may alleviate bladder and urinary tract infections.
  • Horseradish may alleviate sinus pain and congestion.
  • Cabbage contains anti-inflammatory components and may alleviate stomach aches.

Anti-inflammatory foods may alleviate pain and offer relief without taking medicine.

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