Natural Remedies

Muscle Strain

•  Bromelain . Enhances healing and clears up bruising.

•  Magnesium . Mineral that is essential for allowing muscles to relax.

• Ice. The use of ice within the first several hours of getting a muscle strain can make the difference between a few hours and perhaps a week or longer of being sore and laid up.

•  The tried and true Epsom salt bath works magic on sore or strained muscles. Epsom salts contain magnesium, a mineral which relaxes muscles when absorbed through your skin. The salts also soothe pain and kick-start your body's muscle repair process. Dump two cups of Epsom salts into a tub filled with warm water and soak for 20 minutes.

• Apple cider vinegar. Add a couple of cups of apple cider vinegar to your bath water and soak your strained muscles until the water cools. It is also a good idea to drink a glass of water every day with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, as the potassium helps relieve strained muscles.

• Eucalyptus oil is also good for muscle aches and pains.

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