Natural Remedies for Aches, Pains & Cramps
Minor aches, pains and cramps are part of our everyday stresses. Here are some natural fixes you can try.
Garlic is the most important home remedy for a backache. Grain and mix 2-3 garlic cloves with sesame oil and rub onto the back area for excellent results.
Apply a paste of ½ teaspoon of ginger powder and water on the forehead area. A burning sensation may persist, but it’s not harmful.
3. Temporal Headaches
A Kapha-related issue, apply ginger paste on the forehead and sinus areas.
4. Occipital Headaches
Occipital headaches are caused by aggravated pitta in the stomach. Treat this through a cup of tea made with cumin and coriander seeds. Also apply sandalwood paste on the temples.
5. Sinus-Related Headaches
Sinus-related headaches indicate toxins in the colon. Take one teaspoon of flax seeds at bedtime with a glass of warm milk. At the same time, also apply ginger paste behind the ears.
Soak a teaspoon of cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon trikatu (Ginger, Black pepper, Long Pepper) & 1 teaspoon of honey in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes. And consume it twice a day.
6. Ankle Sprain, Muscular/Arthritic pain or Oedema (Legs)
Rub mustard oil on sore arthritic joints. Make a hot infusion of 2 teaspoons of mustard seeds and apply onto the affected area.
7. Menstrual Cramps
Have a tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel, with two pinches of black pepper, thrice a day.
8. Muscle Strain – Upper Body
Apply a warm ginger paste with turmeric to the affected area twice a day.
9. Pain – External
Blend 2 teaspoons of ginger powder with 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, using enough water. Warm the paste and spread it evenly on a piece of cotton cloth. Use this gel as a ginger compress.
Apply two parts of turmeric powder with one part salt to the affected area. Drink barley water or coriander tea.
11. Acute Abdominal Pain
Chew ½ teaspoon of celery seeds with a pinch of salt. Guzzle this down with a cup of warm water, afterwards.
12. A toothache
Apply 3 drops of clove oil to the affected teeth.