Alternative cures without a prescription
Natural remedies for pain
The first thing that comes to most people in America having any form of pain is to turn to over-counter painkillers such as opioids. To be fair, opioids are effective at pain management if used according to the physician’s’ instructions but the truth is that most people over rely on them, No wonder, we have a full-blown opioids crisis that has claimed many American lives. Over Reliance on opioids or any other form of prescription medicine has adverse side effects. That is why before you pop a pill you need to consider various natural alternatives on the market for pain relief. Here are some of them.
Turmeric is famed spice present in almost all Indian dishes. But its use has evolved over the years to include pain relief. Turmeric has both anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Due to the presence of Curcumin, a turmeric ingredient responsible for anti-inflammation, it also has antioxidants to protect the body from pain, inflammation and foreign elements that can damage tissue and cells. Besides, turmeric is used to treat many conditions such as ulcers, stomach upsets, indigestion and blood clotting
Many people, particularly in Asia, have been using ginger as a form of medication or food supplement. An article published in 2013 in the Journal Arthritis reported that this powerful anti-inflammatory substance is a more efficient pain killer than many over-the-counter drugs. Ginger helps to relieve the pain blocking the formation of inflammation and breaking down any existing inflammation.
Natural remedies for depression
It is one of the most over-prescribed mental illness but you don’t need all the drugs to get better. Depression like any mental illness requires urgent attention. But that doesn’t mean you should use over-the counter medicines when there are many natural products that help.
Kava flower is one the best natural antidepressants for depression and anxiety. Kava has sedative properties that help to calm someone and relieve fear and anxiety. The good thing is that both the leaves and the stem of the kava plant can be used as medicine. It also helps people to sleep and relief from pain caused by depression. Kava has other medicinal uses such as treating Parkinson’s disease, high blood pressure and seizures. You can take kava in various forms such as tea, tablet, tincture and dry herb.
It is a relaxing amino acid found almost exclusively in green tea from Carmellia Sinersis. It is known to promote relaxation and helping stressed people to calm down. L-theanine increases the levels of dopamine in the brain which helps to lower depression. Another key advantage of L-theanine is that it easily crosses the blood-brain barrier to influence GBA receptors producing a feeling of calmness and relaxation. Increase in GABA levels results in increase in dopamine and a reduction in serotonin levels in the brain resulting in an overall positive feeling within 30 to 40 minutes of ingesting the supplement.
Acetly-L-Carnitine is an advanced from of L-carnitine with more benefits especially neurological and cognitive ones. It is an amino acid naturally produced in the body that helps in the generation of energy. It is used in the treatment of multiples mental disorders such as depression, Alzheimer’s diseases, memory loss and Down syndrome among others.
Acetly-L-Carnitine breaches the blood brain barrier allowing key nutrients to pass and block toxins from gaining access. It also has a powerful ability to detoxify the body and the brain. This is makes it one of the very few antioxidants to do this which show effective it is for depression treatment. It also improves mood and helps to reduce the depressive feeling caused by depression.