Experiencing a chronic pain due to some health condition can be very frustrating at that point that the person experiencing it cannot perform its daily tasks. This chronic pain usually results from conditions like arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, dizziness, chronic fatigue or thyroid issues from which many people suffer from all around the world.
As a result of that many people turn to the use of the over-the-counter pain killers. Unfortunately these drugs are not one hundred percent effective and can cause a wide range of side effects.
Therefore, we should reach for the available natural remedies which can be even found in our kitchens without being aware of it.
Chronic disease is a constant and long-lasting condition, evolving over time as per the report of the World Health Organization (WHO). These chronic conditions are very common nowadays due to the polluted environment and leading an unhealthy lifestyle. Moreover, they cause great pain which can turn to be regular and daily, which can literally destroy the life of the person experiencing it both professionally and psychologically.
Natural Alternative for Chronic Pain
There is a natural alternative for relieving chronic pain as a result of these health conditions. The use of natural ingredients like herbs is safe for the health of the body as it does not show any side effects.
One of the highly beneficial herbs for soothing chronic pain is the plant thyme.
Health Benefits of Thyme
This herb is well-known for its exquisite aroma and because of that widely used in many culinary dishes. However, it shows therapeutic properties known by humans even in ancient times. Namely, Romans used it in the treatment of various diseases as it acts as an antibiotic and as well as treats the symptoms of poisoning.
Thyme shows potent medicinal virtues due to the content of an active ingredient known as thymol. This compound contains strong antifungal and antibacterial properties and it is high in flavonoids and antioxidants thus making it capable to fight the damage of free radicals. The harmful effects of free radicals can trigger serious health diseases like cancer and cardiovascular events. Plus, they contribute to the aging process.
Thyme is loaded with valuable nutrients such as minerals and vitamins. It contains vitamin A, C, B6, K, fiber, magnesium, copper, potassium, iron, proteins, calcium, and manganese.
Health benefits of Thyme
Prevents cardiovascular events
Regulates blood pressure and hormones
Soothes sore throat
Lowers inflammation and pain
Battles against vertigo
Promotes the formation of red blood cells
Relieves the symptoms of fibromyalgia, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroiditis of Hashimoto
Recipe of Thyme Remedy for Pain
A handful of organic thyme, (dried or fresh)
1 cup of hot water
1 teaspoon of organic honey (optional use)
Method of Preparation:
First you need to nicely wash the thyme and then place it in a bowl. Then, include hot water in the bowl and leave it to infuse for a few minutes. After that filter the preparation. If you want to enrich its taste add honey, but add it once the infusion is cooled a little bit in order to reap all the benefits honey can offer.
Use: Drink it every day, and the pain will go away.
You can as well as include thyme into your cooked dishes on regular basis and thus boost its efficacy.
Thyme is packed with vitamin K, highly needed for blood clotting. But, if you are on anticoagulant medications, then you should limit the consumption of thyme.
However, if the pain still does not go away, make sure to seek for a medical advice and thus receive the adequate treatment.