The next time a pounding headache hits and the medicine cabinet is bare, try out some cinnamon powder instead.
Letha Hadady, author of 'Naturally Pain Free,' divulges some 15 natural home remedies and everyday supplies we should keep nearby in her new book.
Sticking to natural foods in general can help heal our bodies in the long run. "Food plays a role in how we look, but we often forget that it massively affects how we feel," says health coach and Huffington Post UK blogger Polly Noble. "When you eat, you feed not only your stomach but your cells. If those cells don't get nourished with the vitamins and minerals they need, your body can start to malfunction," Noble notes.
If you thought neck pillows were only for the plane and ginger belongs in the kitchen -- think again. Here are 15 things to keep on hand for pain and stress relief:
Aloe vera juice or gel can help with heartburn, cramps, personal mood swings and even bad breath.
Cinnamon powder can be used to enhance our body's circulation and even treat and prevent hypothermia.
Used in a tea, ginger powder can be used to relieve chronic inflammatory pain and stiffness.
Hawthorn berry capsules can be used to fight a weak heart and cholesterol.
Silver Antibiotic Spray
Homeopathic silver antibiotic spray can be used on skin and household surfaces as disinfectants.
Keep your creams naturals. Opt for oils or lotions with analgesic ingredients for quick pain relief.
Use mineral bath crystals or powdered kelp seaweed for a relaxing bath.
Keep them at your desk. Neck pillows can relieve back and neck pain after a long day at the office.
Acidophilus capsules can help keep your body's digestion and absorption levels healthy.
Neem powder can be used to reduce teeth and gum inflammation.
Not only is stevia sugar calorie and carb free, it also has been known to lower blood sugar.
Tea can be used to soothe skin burns.
Tea Tree Oil
Organic tea tree oil can be used to cure fungus, bacteria, viral germs and even can replace your store-bought mouthwash.
Goji berries can enhance your energy, immunity and mood.
Turmeric spice is a natural painkiller for aches and pains, but can also be used for a full body detox.