2. Ibuprofen and alternatives
Hardly a natural remedy, it is worth considering the use of ibuprofen anyway, given its anti-inflammatory properties and painkilling potential. It doesn’t pass as a natural remedy though and so if that’s what you’re looking for, natural alternatives might be a better place to start. It is not widely known, but the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric are quite astounding.
Consumed as part of a dish, turmeric has fantastic anti-swelling capabilities, whilst a lot of bodybuilders and athletes use turmeric inside capsules for the same reason. The potency of the property is exaggerated when the spice is consumed in isolation and most amazingly, the combination of turmeric with black pepper actually increases the anti-inflammatory process by around 300%.
It’s pretty amazing to find that spices and foods can do just as good a job as modern medicine, it just goes to show that progress and technology can’t always outdo the natural world and centuries of tradition. Aside from anything else, turmeric and black pepper go together so nicely on white meat.