8 Home Remedies For Muscle Pain

Muscle pain has become a common complaint among people due to various factors such as stress, tension and various types of injuries to the muscles. Flu and other diseases also exacerbate muscle pain. There are some home remedies which provide instant relief from muscle pain. There is a plethora of homemade remedies which can provide relief from the muscle pain. Natural products feature chiefly in these methods. These homemade remedies have evolved over the years and are excellent and natural methods which can be a substitute for allopathic medicines.

Here Are 8 Home Remedies For Muscle Pain

1. Turmeric Powder

Turmeric powder has anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric powder can be consumed by adding half a teaspoon to glass of warm water or can be added to dishes. Turmeric powder removes inflammation and provides pain relief.

Turmeric Powder

2. Ginger

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger paste can be applied to the affected area to provide instant pain relief. Ginger can also be chewed everyday. Ginger tea can be made by boiling ginger with a cup of water [1].

Ginger Tea

3. Gentle Stretching

Muscle pain makes it very difficult to move but to provide relief from pain, stretching and moving the muscles is good since they reduce the swelling and inflammation within a short span of time. Light exercises of the affected muscle helps in retaining mobility [2].

Gentle Stretching

4. Garlic

Garlic reduces the inflammation of muscles. It is an anti-inflammatory herb. Four to five cloves of garlic should be consumed everyday to provide relief from sore muscles. Garlic can also be crushed and added to a cup of boiling water [3]. This should be taken three to four times a day. Garlic supplements are also available in the market.

crushed Garlic

5. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is a natural product which is effective in providing pain relief. Cayenne pepper powder mixed with olive oil when applied to the affected muscles and massaged for ten minutes provides instant pain relief. It is a good pain relieving agent [4].

Cayenne pepper powder mixed with olive oil

6. Ice Packs

In case the muscles have been injured, application of ice packs to the injured muscles provides instant pain relief. This heals inflammation and removes pain. The ice packs should be applied for about ten minutes at frequent intervals. It is a common practise among athletes and players who often injure their muscles during training or playing.

Ice Pack

7. Magnesium Rich Food Intake

Low levels of magnesium in the body leads to general muscle aches and cramps. Magnesium supplements are good to increase the magnesium level in the body. Diet rich in magnesium is also very effective in enhancing the level of magnesium to normal level. Magnesium is high in squash seeds, pumpkin seeds, molasses, spinach, cocoa powder, flax seeds, black beans, sunflower seeds, almonds and cashews [5]. Consuming all these natural products help in relieving muscle pain caused due to low magnesium levels.

 Magnesium Rich Food Intake

8. Essential Oils

There are a number of essential oils and oil blends which are helpful in providing relief from muscle pain. Muscle cramps can be controlled with lemongrass blended with peppermint and marjoram. Muscle spasms can be tackled with oils such as basil, Roman Chamomile and marjoram. In case of muscle tension, peppermint, marjoram, lavender, helichrysum or Roman chamomile is useful. Muscle pain can be relieved by using essential oil. One or two drops of the essential oil are added to a tablespoon of carrier oil. Examples of carrier oil include olive oil or fractionated coconut oil.The mixture when applied to the affected area provide pain relief.

Oil Massage

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