Relieve Pain Fast With Easy To Use But Little Know Kitchen Remedies

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There are so many remedies that relieve pain, many of them hidden in plain sight.

Pain, bites and injuries occur unexpectedly. Make sure that you seek out the following remedies as first aid for pain. Use them if other solutions are unavailable. Furthermore, you may find that these remedies work so well in helping relieve pain that you won’t need other healing agents.

Pantry Staples For Pain Relief

  • Vinegar provides soothing relief for a variety of maladies. My favorite vinegar to use is apple cider vinegar, but use whatever kind you have on hand. To relieve a toothache, simply swish some undiluted vinegar in your mouth and then spit it out. In addition, use vinegar as a cold compress to soothe headaches. Add vinegar to bath water to relax overworked muscles and reduce itchiness. Drink a tablespoon of diluted vinegar to quickly relieve heartburn.
  • Honey. Use honey as an antibacterial bandage to provide comfort to abraded skin. Moreover, it reduces inflammation and prevents infection.
  • Baking soda relieves inflammation, pain and the itchiness of insect stings. Make a thick paste by combining baking soda with water or honey. Apply the blend to the affected area. For occasional use of heartburn and gas, mix one-half teaspoon of baking soda with a half cup of warm water and drink it for immediate relief. Only use baking soda internally on occasion.

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Herbs And Spices Relieve Pain

  • Nutmeg relieves pain from mouth sores and toothaches. Simply sprinkle the powder on the affected area. If you suffer from sore gums, mix one-fourth of a teaspoon of powdered nutmeg with warm water. Then, swish it around in your mouth.
  • Cloves have been used by dentists to provide numbing relief of toothache pain. Sprinkle a little powdered nutmeg directly on the affected tooth and gum. Rub it in with your finger. As a bonus, cloves contain antibacterial properties which decrease inflammation and infection.
  • Sage makes an outstanding gargle for sore throats. Combine one teaspoonful of sage with a teaspoonful of salt. Add one cup of warm water. Finally, gargle as often as necessary to relieve pain, swelling, and congestion.
  • Thyme contains potent antimicrobial compounds. Sprinkle a tablespoonful of thyme over a pan of steaming water the next time you suffer from pain due to clogged sinuses. Place a towel, tent-like, over your head and the pan. Inhale the healing vapors. Consequently, your headache will be relieved.
  • Parsley ground up with a mortar and pestle or in a blender, can be applied directly to a swollen breast to relieve engorgement or mastitis.
  • Tea bags contain tannins. Tannins shrink swollen painful tissues. Try placing a tea bag which has been soaked in cold water over a burn or sting to relieve pain. Tea bags applied to the eyelids reduce discomfort and puffiness. Use tea bags to staunch bleeding and relieve pain from minor cuts and scratches. While green tea is effective, black tea is a better choice because of its higher content of tannins.

Healing Produce

  • Cabbage juice is an old-time stomach ulcer remedy. With a juicer, extract cabbage juice and drink it. In addition to providing pain relief, cabbage juice, consumed several times daily, heals stomach ulcers.
  • Garlic juice, combined with slightly warm olive oil, is an outstanding remedy for ear pain. Try it when children awaken in the middle of the night crying because of ear pain. Lightly crush a clove of garlic. Combine the garlic with one-eighth of a cup of warm olive oil and shake it together. Strain out the garlic and compost it. Using a dropper, apply a few drops of the garlic olive oil blend to the affected ear. Do not use this remedy if you suspect the person has a ruptured eardrum or has tubes in his ears. This remedy is also great for pets who suffer from mites or ear infections.
  • Corn silk is my favorite remedy for urinary tract discomfort. Use the fresh silk from one ear of corn. Place the silk in a cup. Pour one cup of boiling water over the corn silk. Place a cover on the cup. Let the silk infuse for 20 minutes. Strain out the silk and drink the mild, slightly corn-flavored tea. The next time that you urinate, feelings of burning and urgency will be reduced or eliminated. I consider this remedy to be among the most reliable natural remedies available for pain relief. Drink several cups of corn silk tea throughout the day.

Use kitchen remedies for minor ailments. If symptoms are not relieved quickly, consult with a healthcare provider. Nevertheless, do not delay in getting professional help if serious illness or injury is suspected.

You may also enjoy reading an additional Off The Grid News article: Child-Safe Kitchen Remedies For The Cold And Flu

Are there other kitchen remedies you use for pain? Tell us in the comments section below. 

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Summertime “Muscle Pain” Solutions For Off-The-Grid Living

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Summertime muscle pain doesn’t have to slow you down.

With summer back in full force, lots of folks are working and playing outside, using joints and muscles that “lay dormant” all winter. As a result, a lot of muscle injuries and subsequent muscle pain occur. The downside, of course, is one little muscle strain can take you out of action for the entire summer. If that happens, you can get the rocking chair ready and spend the warm weather on the sidelines, or you can look for a few off-the grid-ways to get back in the game.

Here’s one muscle pain idea: DMSO

The DMSO story isn’t well known by most Americans, including most doctors and medical professionals. Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) is a by-product of the papermaking industry. Discovered in Germany back in 1800s century, the sulfur substance became the subject of intense scientific interest because it’s ability to penetrate membranes, including skin.

Scientists found DMSO to be a remarkable “transportation device” that carries small molecules rapidly through membranes.  Since then, experts have discovered many benefits as well as risks associated with using DMSO to treat all kinds of conditions. Researchers continue to study this remarkable substance for that very reason.

The Basics:

DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide) is a clear, colorless, slightly oily liquid that carries a bit of sulfur smell. As stated, it possesses the unique property of quickly moving small molecules into the skin’s fatty membranes and then into the bloodstream. Research has also proven it to be efficacious in many different health applications. DMSO by itself can reduce swelling, inflammation, and pain. It can quicken the healing process, preserve tissue, and it can be a godsend to individuals suffering from acute pain. DMSO can relieve severe pain, typically from sports injuries, in as little as 5 minutes to half an hour.

In Addition to muscle pain, here are a few other potential applications.

athletic injuries
back pain and disc problems
cancer pain
cardiovascular diseases
cerebral edema
fractures (pain)
frozen shoulder
gouty arthritis
interstitial cystitis
joint pain
multiple sclerosis
muscle spasms, including nighttime muscle cramps
Peyronie’s disease
phantom limb pain
post-operative pain
pruritis ani
respiratory disorders
rheumatoid arthritis
sprains, strains
trauma injuries
urinary tract disorders
varicose veins
It’s important to understand that DMSO is not considered a cure by our government for any of the conditions mentioned above.

Off-The-Grid Muscle Pain: Just In Case

Because we live in a fragile and vulnerable society, every forward-thinking and preparation-minded household should have a bottle of 99.9% pure DMSO on hand, just in case you can’t get medical help in a crisis. Health food retailers sell DMSO in both liquid and gel form. Some liquid DMSO preparations come pre-diluted with distilled water. It seems to work best, in most conditions, when you can find it in 70 to 90% concentrations – either 70% DMSO and 30% distilled water, or 90% DMSO and 10% distilled water. (Some healthcare experts classify burns as the only injuries which appear to respond well to a 100% solution.) Also remember, once you dilute DMSO with water, a chemical reaction takes place and the mixture gets warm. Don’t worry though, this is normal.

Spread DMSO straight onto the skin’s surface. Use your fingers or even a cotton ball or swab. Many users suggest dabbing DMSO onto a zone, but rubbing it on has been proven to enhance the absorption time by up to fifty percent. A typical application is 1-3 teaspoons. For acute injuries, apply DMSO every couple of hours for six to eight hours following the injury. For the upcoming five days or along the lines of that, use the product once every 4 to 6 hours.

Important warning. DMSO will carry almost anything into your bloodstream. This is both good and bad. It’s okay if you’re trying to get rid of muscle pain. It’s bad if you expose the DMSO treated area to poisons. Here a sad “real life” example. A farmer had hurt his back earlier in the day. He came back to the house for lunch and while he was there, he treated his injured back area with DMSO. He then took off his shirt and went back to work spraying pesticides on his farm. Long story short, he died tragically because the DMSO carried the farm pesticides into his bloodstream. So be warned… this is powerful stuff.

Many health stores now carry DMSO labeled as “laboratory grade” 99.9% pure. Distributors and manufacturers generally mark DMSO for use as a solvent to avoid FDA issues.

As we look at alternative pain solutions, especially in case of a crisis, it’s important to consider many off-the-grid solutions and using all possible tools at our disposale.

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