20 Natural Painkillers Hiding In Your Kitchen

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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6. Pineapple for intestinal gas

Pineapple is jam-packed with proteolytic enzymes, which aid in breaking down certain gas-producing proteins in the stomach and small intestines.

Researchers at Stanford University found that one cup of pineapple daily helped relieve symptoms of painful gas and bloating within 72 hours.

7. Oats for endometrial pain

Endometriosis is extremely painful, but you could help get symptoms under control with a daily bowl of oatmeal.

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Researchers found that women who incorporated oats into their diet for six months were able to reduce endometrial pain by as much as 60%. Oats are naturally gluten-free, so they lack the protein that triggers inflammation and pain in women with endometriosis.

8. Salt for ingrown toenails

Over six million Americans struggle with ingrown toenails every year. Warm foot baths with pure salt provide relief and kill the infections that accompany them. Scientists at Stanford university found that soaking infected toenails in a salt/warm water mixture cures ingrown toenail infections in just 4 days.

You’ll need: one cup of water and one teaspoon of salt. Heat the mixture to the warmest temperature you can comfortably tolerate, and soak ingrown toes for 20 minutes, twice a day.