Studies show turmeric, a popular East Indian spice, is actually three times more effective at easing pain than aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen,
Plus it can help relieve chronic pain for 50 percent of people struggling with arthritis and even fibromyalgia,
according to Cornell researchers.

You can add turmeric powder to your pepper mill since pepper augments the efficacy of the turmeric.

That’s because turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin, naturally shuts down cyclooxygenase 2,
an enzyme that churns out a stream of pain-producing hormones,
explains nutrition researcher Julian Whitaker, M.D. and author of the book,
Reversing Diabetes .
The study-recommended dose: Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of this spice daily onto any rice, poultry, meat or vegetable dish.

Ginger is one of my favorite spices. I use ground ginger in lots of ways. It is good rubbed on poultry or to flavor oatmeal cookies. I try to always have fresh ginger root on hand, but sometimes I run out. This is even better. Much more flavor.

I always put fresh grated ginger in my teriaki sauce that I use to marinate chicken. Some soy sauce, crushed,chopped garlic, crushed or grated ginger root, (about an inch), sugar and if you like, a shot of bourbon. Jack Daniels is the best.

When you are roasting a turkey, you can use this mixture with the addition of olive oil, some dijon mustard and a tablespoon of oregano and rub it all over your turkey, It will make it come out a lovely brown.

When Danish researchers asked achy people to jazz up their diets with ginger, it eased muscle and joint pain,
swelling and stiffness for up to 63 percent of them within two months.
Experts credit ginger’s potent compounds called gingerols, which prevent the production of pain-triggering hormones..
The study-recommended dose: Add at least 1 teaspoon of dried ginger or 2 teaspoons of chopped ginger to meals daily.

Make muscle pain a memory with ginger.

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.