Natural Painkillers
Did you know that you have 10 Natural Painkillers right there on your kitchen shelves? The natural ingredients in the form of herbs, spices and condiments come handy and provide timely relief.

1. Ajwain (Bishop’s Weed / Carom Seeds)
When you have colicky pain in the abdomen, Bishop’s weed proves to be time-tested home remedy which comes to rescue and you thank your stars to have always placed it on your kitchen shelves.

For Which Pain?

This is highly advantageous for pain in the abdomen generally relating to bloating or gas trouble. Although in any form of abdominal distress, be it indigestion, loss of hunger, excessive wind formation, nausea and vomiting, abdominal distension, pain in the abdomen or worm infestations; Ajwain comes to relief.

How to Use
You may take half a teaspoon of the same preferably along with a pinch of black salt and with warm water for immediate relief from stomach discomfort. As per Ayurveda text, 1 to 3 grams of the powder of Ajwain should be taken along with warm water for relief.

2. Aadrak (Ginger)
In many digestion maladies like indigestion, excessive wind formation, abdominal pain and piles; ginger provides great help. Almost all types of respiratory disorders like cough, cold, pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis, etc. would be benefited by the use of ginger. Not only this, joint pains also find good relief by the use of ginger.

For Which Pain?
Disorders of Arthritis, Gout, Oedema and other forms of joint and muscle pains.

How to Use?
For this purpose, a powder of dry ginger is to be mixed into oil of sesame seeds and massaged into the joint. It is always helpful to take hot fomentation after this for pain relief.

3. Mulathee (Liquorice)
Ayurveda recommends the herb of liquorice known as mulathee or Yastimadhu for variety of health restoring benefits. It is used both for preventive as well as curative purposes.

For Which Pain?
Pain due to Mouth Ulcers.

How to Use?
A decoction prepared from Liquorice may be used both for gargles and for swallowing. This is a remedy for not only relieving pain due to mouth ulcers, but also is good for pain in the throat and inflammation of the vocal cords.

4. Pyaz (Onion)
Onion is one of the most common ingredient of the kitchen and is a store house of healthcare merits in itself.

For Which Pain?
Pain and inflammation due to bruise, injury or contusion.

How to Use?
For relieving pain, you may prepare a paste by pounding onions and heat it. Apply the hot paste of onion on the site as onion poultice for finding relief from the pain and inflammation.

5. Ghrit Kumari (Aloe Vera)
The herb of Aloe Vera is beneficial in healing wounds, oedema, pain, inflammation and many skin diseases. Both external as well as internal use is recommended.

For which Pain?
Generalised Pain and Swelling in the body.

How to Use
Take Aloe vera pulp and mix some turmeric powder into the same. This is to be heated on low flame and later applied (preferably warm) to the site of pain and swelling for relief.



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Did you know that you have 10 Natural Painkillers right there on your kitchen shelves? The natural ingredients in the form of herbs, spices and condiments come handy and provide timely relief. 1. Ajwain (Bishop’s Weed / Carom Seeds) When you have colicky pain in the abdomen, Bishop’s weed proves...