Ageing: Relieving aches and pains

Niggling aches and pains, stiffness, back pain etc., can interfere with one's quality of life.

Pain-reducing (analgesic) drugs such as paracetamol (Panadol/ Tylenol) and anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Brufen) and diclofenac (Voltaren), may provide relief for a few hours, but negative side effects may be problematic.

Alternatively, apply a little wheatgrass extract once a day (or more if necessary), to painful muscle and joint areas such as the lower back, stiffened fingers etc. This can do much to improve joint stiffness and pain as well as help you sleep better.

Wheatgrass can also help reduce swelling and bruising caused by injuries.

Also, bruising and pain due to anticoagulants and other drugs can be reduced significantly by applying a small amount of wheatgrass extract over affected area(s), once a day. Applying a little wheatgrass extract can also reduce swelling as well as help heal damaged skin and protect against infection.

Dr. Chris Reynolds.

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