Common Spices for Pain Relief

spices for pain relief

The common spices found in our kitchen cabinets may provide us relief from a host of aches which we experience on a daily basis. Toothache, abdominal pain and muscle cramps may be sited as common examples.

Spices and herbs have been used for their medicinal benefits in a number of traditional therapeutic systems. With time and advancements in technology, a number of research studies have affirmed the healing benefits of the organic products. In this issue of our daily publication we bring to you a list of common spices which are effective in providing quick relief from pains and aches. Read on about these common spices for pain relief.

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Black Pepper

Piperine is an essential bio-active compound which is present in black peppercorn. It is known to provide prompt relief from body pains. In fact piperine extracted from black pepper is a common ingredient in a number of over the counter ointments. Adding pepper regularly to your diet can prove to be therapeutic in case of general aches and inflammations.


According to Ayurveda extracts of cardamom, due to its anti-inflammatory properties finds application in treatment of infections to urinary tract. Modern research confirms the benefits of cardamom in boosting metabolic processes. Studies performed under controlled environment prove that cardamom extracts are extremely beneficial in curing muscle spasms, abdominal cramps and other common metabolic problems.


The ancient Egyptians, as long back as 2000 BC used cinnamon in the treatment of a number of ailments. During medieval times, in Europe and Asia it was used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions like sore throat and arthritis. Scientific studies confirms of the anti-microbial properties of the spice. Cinnamaldehyde is a potent bio-active compound found in cinnamon which is known to possess anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Thus it may be administered in the treatment of a number of gastrointestinal and urinary ailments.


Cloves are considered a traditional remedy for a number of oral problems due to their anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Eugenol is the essential bio-active compound found in cloves which bestows a number of medicinal benefits to the spice. The anti-inflammatory properties of the compound makes cloves a common remedy to a host of ailments according to various traditional medication systems.


Ginger is an effective anti-inflammatory agent which categorizes it as a powerful pain reliever. Gingerol is the bio-active compound which is used as a cure for a number of inflammatory conditions like migraine, arthritis and abdominal cramps.

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