20 Pain Cures You Can Find in Your Kitchen

Several pantry picks can actually outperform common meds. Here's what you need to know (21 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on Sep 22, 2011 at 5:10PM

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20 Pain Cures You Can Find in Your Kitchen

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Cure a toothache with cloves

Got a toothache and can’t get to the dentist? Gently chewing on a clove can ease tooth pain and gum inflammation for two hours straight, say UCLA researchers. Experts point to a natural compound in cloves called eugenol, a powerful, natural anesthetic. Bonus: Sprinkling a ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves on meals daily may also protect your ticker. Scientists say this simple action helps stabilize blood sugar, plus dampen production of artery-clogging cholesterol in as little as three weeks.

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