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Natural Pain killer and it's benefits

Prevent digestive upsets with pineapple

Got gas? One cup of fresh pineapple daily can cut painful bloating within 72 hours, say researchers at California's Stanford University.

That's because pineapple is natually packed with proteolytic enzymes, digestive aids that help speed the breakdown of pain-causing proteins in the stomach and small intestine, say USDA researchers.

Relax painful muscles with peppermint

Suffering from tight, sore muscles? Stubborn knots can hang around for months if they aren?t properly treated, says naturopath Mark Stengler, N.D., author of the book, The Natural Physician?s Healing Therapies.

His advice: Three times each week, soak in a warm tub scented with 10 drops of peppermint oil. The warm water will relax your muscles, while the peppermint oil will naturally soothe your nerves -- a combo that can ease muscle cramping 25 percent more effectively than over-the-counter painkillers, and cut the frequency of future flare-ups in half, says Stengler.

Give your back some TLC with grapes

Got an achy back? Grapes could be the ticket to a speedy recovery. Recent studies at Ohio State University suggest eating a heaping cup of grapes daily can relax tight blood vessels, significantly improving blood flow to damaged back tissues (and often within three hours of enjoying the first bowl).

That's great news because your back?s vertebrae and shock-absorbing discs are completely dependent on nearby blood vessels to bring them healing nutrients and oxygen, so improving blood flow is essential for healing damaged back tissue, says Stengler.

Wash away pain injuries with water

Whether it's your feet, your knees or your shoulders that are throbbing, experts at New York ?s Manhattan College , say you could kick-start your recovery in one week just by drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily.

Why Experts say water dilutes, and then helps flush out, histamine, a pain-triggering compound produced by injured tissues.

Plus water is a key building block of the cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones, your joints? lubricating fluid, and the soft discs in your spine,adds Susan M. Kleiner, Ph.D., author of the book, The Good Mood Diet. And when these tissues are well-hydrated, they can move and glide over each other without causing pain.? One caveat: Be sure to measure your drinking glasses to find out how large they really are before you start sipping, she says. Today's juice glasses often hold more than 12 ounces, which means five servings could be enough to meet your daily goal.