A number of us have suffered from leg pain at some point in our lives, especially after a long day spent at work. Because the pain could be quite annoying and uncomfortable, we often wish it would go away as the quickest time possible.
There could be many reasons why you are experiencing leg pain but we share here the top 5 effective natural remedies you can use to help quickly ease the pain.
Rich in antioxidants, lemon is a great choice to help you treat leg pain. There are two ways to use lemon for treating leg pain. One is to drink this mixture twice a day: 1 cup of warm water with 1 teaspoon of honey and the juice of 1 lemon. Another option is to use a mixture of lemon juice and castor oil for massaging the affected area.
Ginger is surprisingly an excellent option for leg pain. It seems that this plant has anti-inflammatory properties have help relieve muscle pain and reduce inflammation. Just like lemon, you can either drink ginger tea or use ginger oil to massage the painful area. To prepare ginger tea, add some ginger slices to a cup of hot water; steep for 10 minutes and add some honey to taste before drinking.
Epsom Salt Soak
Due its magnesium content, Epsom salt is great for helping reduce swelling and inflammation. The electrolyte also aids in the regulation of nerve signals in the body. To use for treating leg pain, simply put ½ cup of Epsom salt in a tub of hot water and stir well. Soak the affected area for 15 minutes; repeat at least twice a week but no more than thrice.
Apple Cider Vinegar
As you probably know already, apple cider vinegar has plenty of uses – not just in the kitchen but also as a natural remedy for a number of ailments. To treat leg pain, drink a glass of water mixed with 1 or 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon honey. You can also soak the affected leg in a solution of 2 cups apple cider vinegar in a tub of warm water for 30 minutes. It is believed that this home remedy’s alkalizing effect helps remove toxin buildup and dissolve uric acid crystals.
Everyone who has tried a good massage will tell you that, by far, it is the most effective way to treat leg pain. You can use any kind of massage oil; though the best options are those made of natural ingredients that help reduce inflammation and promote better circulation. After applying the oil, use gentle but firm strokes to massage the affected area until you feel the pain ease away or for about 10 minutes.
Source: Top 10 Home Remedies