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Sore muscles are a very common reality in our day to day. It is an ailment that usually also includes the ligaments, tendons and even joints.
The origin of sore muscles is almost always overuse. Having spent a long time in a certain position, or even the tension caused by stress, can be two determining factors.
Another cause that we cannot neglect in the event that the muscle pain is persistent and even prevents us from leading a normal life is that it may be due to fibromyalgia.
Be that as it may, never hesitate to have a proper diagnosis from your doctor, and apply these 3 simple remedies to relieve sore muscles on a daily basis.
Surely you are more than used to making use of apple cider vinegar to cook or dress your salads. Now ... Did you know that it is very rich in potassium and in multiple components that promote muscle relaxation?
That's right, using apple cider vinegar to relieve sore muscles is a traditional remedy that offers great results. Take note of how we can make use of it.
What do we need
- 1 glass of water (200 ml)
- 5 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (50 ml)
- 1 teaspoon of coarse salt (5 g)
- A cotton rag or mitt
The first thing we are going to do is heat that glass of water. Once it has reached an appropriate temperature for our skin, we pour it into a large bowl.
In another separate bowl we put those five tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
Next, with the mitt or cloth, we will moisten the area with hot water to rub the sore muscle. Then we apply the apple cider vinegar and, on top, we drop a little coarse salt.
The objective is to do a reactivating massage through the hot water first, and the apple cider vinegar together with the salt later. The relief is immediate.
Rosemary water and magnesium sulfate
Magnesium sulfate is a good muscle relaxant that will come in handy in a hot bath.
If we combine these salts together with the essential oils of rosemary, we will achieve a very adequate treatment to reduce muscle inflammation, improve circulation and relax those critical areas that are lodged in the neck and back.
Magnesium sulfate and rosemary oil are quickly absorbed into the skin, giving us a great rest in most muscle groups.
Take note of how we can prepare this simple relaxing remedy.
Fill the tub or your bathtub with hot water.
Add 200 grams of magnesium sulfate and 5 sprigs of rosemary or 20 drops of rosemary essential oil.
What we are looking for is to take a relaxing bath. So, feel free to stay in this water for about 20 minutes. You will see how, after a while, you find great relief in your sore muscles.
Heating pad with seeds
Spiced hot pads and other natural products to relieve muscle tension are another wonderful option to try.
Hot peppercorns, sesame seeds, or cinnamon and lavender essences act as great therapeutic relaxants that, at any given time, can reduce inflammation and discomfort of sore muscles.
What I need?
- A medium bag of cotton cloth
- 100 g whole peppercorns
- 50 grams of sesame seeds
- 100 g of buckwheat
- 100 g chickpeas
- A few sprigs of cinnamon
- A few sprigs of lavender
Once you have chosen or prepared your cotton cloth bag, you will only have to put all the aforementioned components inside, and sew it so that not a grain of pepper or sesame is lost.
Every time you need it, you should heat the bag for a few seconds in the microwave. We will apply it hot to the affected area. You will see what good results this simple and pleasant remedy offers you.
Therapeutic pads made from natural components are also very useful to reduce pain during menstruation. You just have to place it on your abdomen to find great relief.
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