20 Natural Painkillers Hiding In Your Kitchen

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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12. Cherries for joint pain and headaches

Researchers at Michigan State University found that women who ate at twenty cherries daily were able to reduce and/or eliminated their joint pain, gout pain, and/or chronic headaches without non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs).

Cherries contain high amounts of anthocyanin, which are 10 times stronger than the leading NSAID OTC medications for reducing inflammation.

13. Fish for stomach problems

Fish are naturally high in EPA and DHA fatty acids, which have powerful anti-inflammatory effects.


In addition to reducing abdominal cramping, intestinal inflammation, and stomach pain, consuming 18 oz of fish weekly can improve the function of your entire GI tract. Not all fish are created equal, so try to stick to salmon, trout, herring, mackerel, tuna, and sardines.

14. Turmeric for chronic pain

This popular East Asian Spice is proven to be three times more effective than the leading OTC and prescription NSAIDs (including naproxen).

Researchers at Cornell University also found that individuals with severe arthritis and fibromyalgia were able to reduce their pain levels by 50% by ingesting as little as 1/4 teaspoon daily. This is because turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which prevents the production of pain-producing hormones.