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10 Foods That Are Natural Painkillers

Updated on December 27, 2018


Fresh garlic can be used as an antibiotic, antiseptic, blood pressure regulator, cancer preventer, and it will even reduce lead toxicity. But my favorite use for it is to relieve earaches. It's a fast, inexpensive way to immediately stop the pain in the ears.

To make garlic oil to relieve ear pain you will need to add a crushed clove of fresh garlic to 1/8 of a cup of vegetable oil. Then dip the corner of a paper towel in the mixture after it has set for five minutes. Let the paper towel wick up the liquid and leave the solids behind, then let the oil drip from the paper towel into the infected ear canal.


Testing is being done on turmeric as a gallbladder stimulant, digestion aid, and food to see if it may possibly reduce the risk of heart disease. But it has already been proven that it relieves chronic pain when it is added to the diet


Water is one of the most important factors in there being life on this planet. Most people walk around dehydrated daily. I'm putting it here on the list because I read often that it's good for headaches, nausea, and upset stomachs, but those are also symptoms of dehydration.

Let me know your opinion on that in the comments at the bottom of the page.


Horseradish has been eaten and used as a natural medicinal food for over 3000 years. It's been used to relieve sore muscles and treat acne as a poultice. It's also an inexpensive and way to treat coughs, sinus pain, and pressure, and scurvy. It's also said that it was used as an aphrodisiac.


Berries are a superfood. They are high in antioxidants that help prevent cancer. These antioxidants are also the reason I consider berries an all-natural painkiller. The antioxidants relieve inflammation in muscle tissue and joints and treat urinary tract infections.


Cloves are commonly used to treat oral pain like toothaches, sore gums, and mouth sores. They're an effective, all-natural way to anesthetize an area of skin by covering it with a poultice of crushed cloves and water mixed into a paste.


Mint is used for so many other purposes than just freshening breath. Mint can also be used to treat abdominal pain in people who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. And it's also a natural decongestant.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can improve the symptoms of diabetes, lower blood sugar, and aid in weight loss. It's also a fast-acting remedy for heartburn and the other symptoms of GERD.


Ginger is one of the leading herbal remedies when it comes to cold and flu relief. It relieves gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, pain, inflammation, and has a soothing effect on the sinus cavities.


Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that digests proteins. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and reduces swelling and bruising. This combination makes pineapple a good choice of natural medicine to be eating while a wound or injury is healing.


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