10 Strange But True Pain Remedies That Grandma Taught Us

Don’t reach for the Ibuprofen, do THIS instead!

No one likes to be in pain, but it’s worse when you feel like there is no end in sight and nothing you can do about it! If you’ve ever had a headache and no aspirin available, or a burn with no ointment around, you’ll appreciate these 10 quick fixes for alleviating all kinds of pain!

Apply Mustard For Burns And Rashes

Just a spoonful of mustard applied directly to the skin helps immediatly cool burned or irritated skin. This is due to the vasodilators in mustard, which increase blood flow to the injured area to help relieve soreness.

Rub Oatmeal On Your Hands For Arthritis Pain

Mix oatmeal, warm water, and honey into a paste and apply to the affected area for 20 minutes. Then, rinse off with fresh water. This hot-cold treatment is helpful in alleviating pain and inflammation of the bones and joints. You should also be eating oatmeal on a regular basis as it helps strengthen and repair damaged bones and joints.

Eat Ginger For General Pain

Instead of gulping down Ibuprofen or Advil for inflammation and pain, try eating some ginger! A recent study showed that ginger extract was as effective an anti-infammatory agent as betamethasone (the active ingredient in Ibuprofen), without the nasty side-effects like weight gain, heart arrhythmias, depression, etc.