30 Ways, 30 Days to Feel Less Pain

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iVillage on Jul 2, 2013 at 3:20PM

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30 Ways, 30 Days to Feel Less Pain

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Brew Sage Tea

Whether brewed into a tea or used in cooking to enhance meats and vegetables, sage not only provides a distinctive flavor, but it may help reduce pain, too. Studies in Switzerland and Germany found that when used in a throat spray, the herb reduced the inflammation and pain of sore throats just as well as an analgesic medication or a throat spray containing a topical anesthetic—and with a lower risk of side effects like a bitter taste in the mouth or a slight swelling of the tongue. Sage has both anti-inflammatory effects and what doctors call antinociceptive (pain-reducing) properties.

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