Taming arthritis pain is as easy as opening your fridge – especially if you love parsley! USDA researchers say just 1/4 cup of the fresh herb contains 300% of the RDA of vitamin K, plus a rich supply of myristicin and eugenol. That’s key since these three nutrients are powerful anti-inflammatories that tamp down joint pain. For natural relief, steep 1 packed cup of washed parsley in 1 quart of boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes, then strain and refrigerate the liquid. Drink 1/2 cup before breakfast, dinner and anytime your pain is severe.
The next time you accidentally brush up against a hot skillet or nick your finger chopping veggies, reach for a jar of honey. When applied topically, honey creates a protective barrier for minor burns and cuts, plus its antibacterial compounds kill germs that can cause infection. What’s more, honey’s antioxidants help stop damaging inflammation that slows healing. Simply apply a coat of honey to your wound, then cover it with a bandage. Tip: Opt for raw honey since processing destroys the sweetener’s protective compounds.