In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, the unwelcome companion of back pain often seeks to make its presence felt. While there are various remedies available, exploring the healing powers of nature through soothing and pain-relieving drinks can be a delightful and effective approach.
In this journey towards well-being, our latest blog dives into the world of comforting elixirs crafted to ease back pain, specifically tailored for an Indian context. From the golden hues of turmeric-infused milk to the aromatic charm of ginger-green tea and the herbal goodness of tulsi juice, discover a repertoire of beverages that not only tantalize your taste buds but also work harmoniously to alleviate discomfort.
Join us as we unravel the secrets of these healthful concoctions, inviting you to sip away the strain and embrace a holistic approach to back pain relief.
Turmeric contains antioxidant, anti-arthritic, and anti-inflammatory properties. An easy method to consume turmeric is to mix a small quantity (1/2 teaspoon) of turmeric powder in a glass of warm milk. One can add honey or jaggery to the milk if a sweet taste is preferred. Consume this drink, preferably just before bedtime to allow the anti-inflammatory process to work while you sleep.
Consuming dairy products may increase inflammation in some people. In such cases, trying plant-based milk, such as almond milk can be helpful.
Infused-herbal drinks, such as ginger-green tea contains the pain-relieving benefits of both green tea and ginger. Ginger-green tea bags can be purchased from grocery stores and one can easily enjoy a cup either at work or at home.
Over a period, these anti-inflammatory agents can build up in your bloodstream, so including these drinks in your daily diet will help reduce overall inflammation and prevent new inflammatory pain.
Boil 10 to 12 Tulsi leaves in a cup of water until the water evaporates to half. Allow it to cool down to room temperature, then add a pinch of salt to it. Drink this juice/ syrup once or twice a day if you have mild or severe back pain.
Boil a teaspoon of ashwagandha powder in a cup of water. Add a dash of honey or a squeeze of lemon for flavour.
Ashwagandha is known for its anti-inflammatory and adaptogenic properties, which may help alleviate stress-related back pain.
Ajwain (Carom Seeds) Tea
Boil a teaspoon of ajwain seeds in a cup of water. Strain and add a teaspoon of honey.
Ajwain has anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties, making it beneficial for relieving back pain caused by muscle spasms.
Cinnamon and Honey Elixir
Mix a pinch of cinnamon powder with a teaspoon of honey in warm water. Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties, and honey adds a touch of sweetness.
Regular consumption may help reduce inflammation and ease discomfort.
Jeera (Cumin) Water
Soak a teaspoon of cumin seeds in a glass of water overnight. Drink the infused water in the morning on an empty stomach.
Jeera is known for its anti-inflammatory and digestive properties, which may contribute to back pain relief.
Amla (Indian Gooseberry) Juice
Extract fresh amla juice and dilute it with water. Consume it in the morning on an empty stomach.
Amla is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, which can help in reducing inflammation and supporting overall health.
Mint and Coriander Detox Drink:
Blend mint leaves and coriander with water to make a refreshing drink. Add a pinch of black salt for taste.
Both mint and coriander have anti-inflammatory properties and may provide relief from back pain.
Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before making significant changes to your diet, especially if you have any existing health conditions or are on medication. Additionally, individual responses to these drinks may vary, so it is essential to pay attention to your body’s signals.