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7 Quick Kitchen Cures For Pain
August 08, 2014
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7 Quick Kitchen Cures For Pain

You use these herbs to cook, now use them to ease painful problems!


Put the fire out with turmeric.

Bitter herbs such as turmeric (a key curry ingredient) help stimulate the flow of digestive juices, moving food along and preventing acid buildup.

If using turmeric as a quick kitchen cure doesn't stop the pain, try two or three turmeric capsules (1/2 to 1 g), available at health food stores, before a meal.


Brew up some rosemary.

Did you know that rosemary helps keep blood vessels dilated?

Use 1 teaspoon of rosemary per cup of hot water, cover, and steep for 10 minutes.

Strain, and sip a cup up to three times a day.

Natural Remedies

Or try ginger.

Ginger inhibits a substance called thromboxane-A2 which prevents the release of substances that make blood vessels dilate.

In other words, it can help keep blood flowing on an even keel, which is essential in migraine prevention.

For a quick kitchen cure for pain, grate fresh ginger into juice, nosh on Japanese pickled ginger, use fresh or powdered ginger when you cook, or nibble on a piece or two of crystallized ginger candy daily.

Sinus Pain or Pressure

Turn to thyme.

If your sinus secretions are clear or white, you need a warming, drying herb such as thyme.

Thyme is a strong antiseptic and is a traditional remedy for respiratory infections.

Drink a cup of fragrant thyme tea, made by steeping 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried thyme in a cup of boiling water for about 10 minutes, three times a day.

Insect Bites and Stings

Cool it with mint.

A drop of peppermint essential oil rubbed into the center of a bite or sting can bring quick, long-lasting relief.

Peppermint cools the bite so that you don't feel like scratching and increases bloodflow to the area, which helps to quickly carry off the venom.

The result?

Less swelling and itching.

Wash your hands after applying, and don't use essential oils near your eyes because they can irritate.

Don't use on poisonous spider or snake bites, which require immediate medical attention.


Stun the pain with cloves.

Rub a drop of essential oil of clove directly on an aching tooth.

If you don't have oil of clove handy (available at drug and health food stores), just wiggle a whole clove, pointed end down, next to the tooth.

Or say "open sesame".

Sesame seeds contain at least seven pain-relieving compounds.

Boil one part sesame seeds with three parts water until the liquid is reduced by half.

Cool the resulting brew, and apply it directly to the aching tooth.

Colds and Flu

Warm up in the kitchen.

To take the chills out of your cold, make a beeline to the kitchen, and fix yourself a traditional herb and spice remedy.

Combine 1 oz (by weight) sliced fresh ginger, 1 broken-up cinnamon stick, 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, 3 whole cloves, 1 lemon slice, and 1 pint water.

We suggest simmering for 15 minutes and then straining.

Drink a hot cupful every 2 hours and you should be good to go.

Unfortunately, that's all the time we have today, so next time you're in pain, head to your kitchen.

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