Six Foods that Fight Back Pain

chamomileMajority of people that suffer from back pain will just pop an over-the-counter pain medication or prescription pill and wait for their pain to go away. While these may be helpful initially in the treatment of back pain, they are not the most natural. It is always best to find the most natural solution to any of your health problems. This is why we have several foods that will help prevent and relieve your back pain.

All of these foods are high in anti-inflammatory properties which can help with your back pain and other joint pain as well. Please talk with your doctor first before taking any diet or health advice.

1. Alfalfa. This plant is very common in a horse’s diet, yet not so common for humans. However, the leaves of the alfalfa plant are rich in nutrients and protein. You can find alfalfa at many grocery stores and health food stores. It is commonly seen as sprouts, which can be added to your sandwich or salad. If you can find alfalfa in juice or supplement capsules instead, those are also great sources of the plant’s healing powers.

2. Chamomile. Another great back pain remedy is chamomile. Chamomile is a natural relaxant and most commonly seen in tea form. Chamomile can help with pain and even back spasms. Drink a cup of tea once or twice a day to reap the benefits.

3. Fenugreek. This herb is commonly used among new mothers, but it can also help back pain sufferers as well. It can help rebuild tissues and help decrease joint pain. Find Fenugreek in tea form or as an herb that can be added to meats, sauces, and stews.

4. Flaxseeds. Flaxseeds are a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are known for their anti inflammatory properties. Flaxseeds are also great for helping the body heal and regenerate. Studies have also shown that flaxseed can help fight cancer and reverse diabetes. Flaxseeds are great on oatmeal, cereal, salad, and in smoothies.

5. Ginger. Take ginger as a tea or use it to spice up your next meal. Ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties and helps stimulate blood flow. Fighting inflammation in your body means less pain for you.

6.  Rosemary. One last great herb to add to your regular meals is rosemary. This herb has a potent smell and taste, and is great for the nerves, back pain, and headaches. Rosemary tastes great in just about any meal, but goes especially well with Italian food, meats, and roasted potatoes.

Back pain is never a fun feat. Thankfully there are many natural pain medications right in our pantry that can help relieve back pain and other joint pain too.

 

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