Ayurveda, the science of life, truly does have answers for everything! Don’t believe us? Try these amazing herbal beverage recipes to get relief from that back pain that has become a daily ailment now.
These concoctions have anti-inflammatory properties that help in building antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents in your body. When these beverages are consumed over a period of time, these home remedies for back pain enhance your body’s response to inflammation in any muscle in your body thus helping you fight pain naturally.
I have to accept that our grandmothers and mothers were absolutely correct when they said that ‘Haldi wala doodh’ (turmeric milk) can cure a lot of our problems. Turmeric is an amazing herb that has antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic agents. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it an excellent herb to include in your diet to fight back and body pain.
Add half-teaspoon of turmeric to a glass of lukewarm milk and drink it away on daily basis. In some people, consuming dairy can cause inflammation as well. You can substitute it with almond milk. Nuts have a high amount of melatonin helps you sleep better and a night of restful sleep can also help in easing muscle pain.
Ginger and Green Tea
Ginger, like turmeric, is a multi-action herb. It is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Add crushed ginger to a cup of water followed by green tea to create a beverage full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents to fight back pain.
Willow Bark Tea
Willow bark is an ayurvedic herb which has been used for treating fever since centuries. In ancient times, people use to directly chew the bark to treat fever and constipation. The bark of willow is also high on anti-inflammatory agents and can help you relieve many symptoms of back pain. You can easily get willow bark in a powdered form these days. Add the willow bark powder to your tea and drink it away.
But make sure that you do not include willow bark in excess in your diet. Simply use 50-100 mg on an everyday basis. Overuse of willow bark can cause an upset stomach and nausea. Do not give it to children.
Clove (Laung) Tea
Another amazing Indian dry spice that is readily available in our kitchens is cloves or laung. Studies have shown that cloves contain eugenol which is an active ingredient that acts as a natural pain reliever. Usage of cloves can not only help you fight everyday cold and flu but it also aids pain relief associated with conditions like arthritis, headaches and toothaches.
Tart Cherry Juice
Cherries are popular for being a natural source for anti-inflammatory agents in high quantities. Consuming a glass of cherry juice every day can help you manage back pain effectively.