With a variety of natural pain killers available in your pantry you can easily replace your pain relief medication with a cup of refreshing herbal tea to treat your aches and pains. From headaches to chronic arthritis pain, teas containing herbs and spices with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties help in alleviating almost all types of common pains. Moreover, teas made with common culinary herbs and spices are devoid of side effects and are hence safe even for prolonged use for treating chronic pain.
Here Are Some Easy Tea Recipes For Reducing Pain:
Turmeric contains a powerful anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin. It suppresses activities of pro-inflammatory chemicals that cause unwanted inflammation and pain. It is especially effective in reducing joint and muscle pain. To make turmeric tea, add two tablespoons of turmeric root paste or minced turmeric root to 32 ounce of boiling water. Reduce the heat and simmer for ten minutes. Remove the container from the stove and strain. Sweeten the tea with honey.
Ginger is another powerful anti-inflammatory herb available in your kitchen that helps in alleviating headache and chronic joint and muscle pain. To prepare ginger tea, add a tablespoon of grated ginger and two teaspoons of tea leaves in two cups of water and boil for 10 minutes. You may enhance the taste by adding one small cinnamon stick and two crushed green cardamom pods to the boiling water. Remove the container from heat after two minutes. You may add lemon juice or honey to the tea.
Lavender, Skullcap and Feverfew Tea
In the traditional medicines herbs such as lavender, skullcap and feverfew are used for treating tension and migraine headaches. Add a tablespoon of chamomile flower, ¾-tablespoon of lemon balm, ¼-tablespoon of skullcap, ¼-tablespoon of passion flower and ½-tablespoon of feverfew to two cups of water boiling water and simmer for 10 minutes.
Brazilian Mint Tea
According to a New Castle University study tea prepared with Brazilian mint leaves is as effective as aspirin-style pain relief drugs in reducing pain. To prepare this herbal tea, add two tablespoons of dried Brazilian mint leaves to 32 oz water and boil for 20 to 30 minutes.
Black Pepper Tea
Piperine, the main active constituent of black pepper, stimulates production of the natural pain-killer chemicals of the body. Black pepper tea is especially effective in reducing headache. To prepare the tea, add six crushed peppercorns to two cups of water and boil for 10 minutes. Strain the tea and add a teaspoon of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey.