Numerous people suffer from muscle pain or soreness at some point in their lives.
These issues are so common, that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) states that “pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined.”
Muscle pain can occur if you practice yoga, or slept in a strange position the previous night, or if you have spent too much time sitting. However, it may also result from an infection or illness.
These are some of the most common reasons for pain in the muscles:
- Influenza (flu)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Muscle cramps
- Medications, especially statins, taken to control cholesterol levels
- Lyme disease
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Sprains and strains
This article reveals the recipe for a muscle rub that can effectively treat sore muscles, and relieve pain. Moreover, it will also help you relax your body. Its ingredients are all natural, and provide various benefits:
Ginger and Turmeric
Ginger and turmeric have potent anti-inflammatory properties and are commonly used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Ginger efficiently relieves pain, including stomachaches, chest pain, and lower back pain.
Its consumption reduces the pain in the case of osteoarthritis as well. The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory agents in the world, and it soothes inflammation and chronic pain.
This superfood offers a wide range of health benefits, and it provides great pain relief. It also relieves arthritis, colds, stomach pains, sore bones, and joints. It contains strong anti-inflammatory compounds which treat various diseases and help in the case of arthritis. Furthermore, it stimulates blood flow to the affected or sore muscles and joints and supports their healing.
Being a strong stimulant, it stimulates the blood flow and thus relieves pain. Likewise, hot peppers have an ingredient, capsaicin, which blocks pain, as it persuades the brain that the area which has been treated is in fact not, not sore, and thus blinds the nerves.
Then, the brain produces substance P which soothes the pain. Capsaicin in cayenne pepper also reduces back pain, muscle pain, and pain due to arthritis.
Considering the ingredients of this extraordinary muscle rub, you can freely forget about the commercial muscle creams, and start using this natural, but extremely efficient recipe.
Homemade Muscle Rub
You will need only 20 minutes to prepare this amazing muscle rub.
- 2 teaspoon cayenne powder
- 2 teaspoons ginger or turmeric powder (Note that turmeric may lead to a temporary discoloration of the skin)
- 15 drops peppermint essential oil
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup grated beeswax
- 15 drops lavender essential oil
How to make:
Put a saucepan with 2 inches of water over medium-low heat. Except for the essential oils, pour the other oils into a glass jar, and place the jar in the saucepan, in order to melt the ingredients.
Then, add the turmeric/ginger and the cayenne pepper. Stir and then remove from heat, and leave it to cool a bit. Next, add the essential oils. Pour the prepared mixture into suitable containers, or metal tins.
As soon as you try this natural remedy, you will experience almost instant relief, and you will no longer need any of the over-the-counter muscle pain products