Home remedy for inflammation and muscle aches
Try a soak with Epsom Salts or Pink Himalayan Salts and Apple Cider Vinegar
A Magnesium deficiency is often associated with inflammation. Magnesium is a mineral which is easily lost through body fluids. Coffee and soft drinks can also lead to less absorption of minerals.
Apple Cider is rich in magnesium, calcium and other minerals that is good for bone health as well as nerve and muscle function. Apple Cider Vinegar also contains enzymes and acids that improve absorption of essential minerals. It alkalizes the body which helps to reduce inflammation. Apple cider vinegar can be taken internally or applied topically.
Internal use is usually the Apple Cider vinegar 'with mother' which is raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. 'The mother' is usually the cloudy substance floating in some bottles are settled near the bottom. It forms naturally as raw organic vinegar ferments, producing a murky, brownish vinegar. If a vinegar looks crystal clear it’s been filtered and pasteurised to remove The Mother and most of its nutrients.
Epsom salts is a mineral compound of Magnesium and Sulphate. It is anti-inflammatory and great for muscle aches and pains and inflammation.
Pink Himalayan sea salt contains over 84 minerals and trace elements, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. They take their color from the presence iron oxide and other essential trace minerals. It helps to prevent muscle cramps and regulate sleep.
Massage has also been used to reduce inflammation and swelling by improving blood flow which helps to reduce pain and promote the recovery of muscles. Regular massage will help promote flexibility and mobility of joints and tissue and help reduce stiffness.