In our lifetime we experience many physiological pains, and ailments, but fortunately for every difficulty, there’s an ease, and we can find solutions to various health problems. It is not rare to go through muscle discomforts such as spasms, cramps, or muscle pain; this often occurs due to stress, fatigue or from engaging in excessive work outs. Doctors usually prescribe over-the-counter muscle relaxers in the form of medicinal drugs, which work wonders but do carry their fair share of side effects and contain chemically synthesized compounds which can prove damaging to the body in their long-term use. Luckily, sedative compounds are naturally occurring in foods that we inadvertently consume without even knowing their actual benefits. This article is written with a sole purpose to enlighten you with new fruitful knowledge about organic sources of muscle calmers; mentioned below is a list of nutritious, and delectable foods that are notorious for containing important vitamins, and minerals and popular for their soothing properties.
- Magnesium (Epsom Salt)
The most obvious indication of magnesium deficiency is muscle pain, leg cramps, and fibromyalgia; this is the most common deficiency. Magnesium is present in foods such as, bananas, almonds, legumes, and brown rice; it’s an essential mineral that is responsible for maintaining healthy muscle and nerve functioning. Magnesium levels can be increased inside of the body through soaking your feet or body inside an Epsom salt solution (that is rich in magnesium); magnesium is also known to reduce inflammation in the body according to medical studies.
This delicate flowering plant is famous for the sweet and soothing scent that induces a drowsy, sleepy state making it a brilliant anesthesia; lavender has been used for its medicinal properties throughout history; and calms sore, cramping, and inflaming muscles by increasing the blood flow in all the areas with muscles through taking a warm bath in lavender oil water water; rubbing lavender oil on your temples followed with deep breathing can soothe both the body and mind.
This herbal daisy-like flower is a favorite when it comes to hot beverages- a delightful cup of green tea- and is also available in the form of essential oil. Chamomile possess many medicinal properties and is known for treating spasms in the muscles; it has a numbing and tranquil effect on the body’s muscles and is rich in 36 flavonoids that have anti-inflammatory qualities.
Blueberries are tangy sweet juicy fruits densely packed with anti-oxidants; and are bursting with anti-inflammatory qualities. These wonderful edibles offer protection against cell damage mostly because of its various flavonoids that counter oxidation, and inflammation in the body’s cells. Blueberries, when mixed with yogurt and taken in the form of a delicious smoothie, boosts up muscle recovery due to damage sustained during physical exercise.
Capsaicin is a compound mostly abundant in hot peppers- chilli peppers, cayenne peppers, and Tabasco peppers- and provides relief from pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the muscles and joints. It works as an inhibitor and whilst healing the muscles it prevents the brain from receiving pain signals; you can use these fiery peppers to add intense flavour and spice up your soups, and stews also you can ground them and apply them with a mixture of heated virgin olive oil onto your body’s areas of pain.
- Tart Cherry Juice
If you’re a person who religiously engages in regular extraneous exercise; then you’re bound to experience muscle tears, sores, aches, spasms and so on. For an active person living this healthy yet physically stressful lifestyle; then the tart cherry juice is your go-to pain reliever. Tart cherry juice, unlike its counterpart black cherry juice, harnesses anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties helps relax muscle tension and build up strong immunity. Not only does it prevent pain and muscle damage but it also works as a great sleep inducer in patients with insomnia.