View Full Version : Need a natural anti-inflammatory
02-26-2009, 10:05 PM
My little 3 year old broke his elbow today. :( The doc ordered motrin every 6 hours to help relieve swelling along with ice. I just gave him one dose so far, but would love it if anyone knows of something natural that would do the same thing as ibprofen- thank you!
02-26-2009, 10:21 PM
dont know how effective , but its said pineapples anti inflammatory .
02-27-2009, 12:03 AM
Oh dear, poor little guy. Is he in a lot of pain? Keeping the swelling down is going to relieve that pain, so will the ibprofen. If it was me, (which it isn't so please ignore my advice), I would follow Doctor's orders and try a natural remedy.
I've heard that about pineapples, too. The good stuff is concentrated in the core of the pineapple.
02-27-2009, 06:30 AM
Poor little guy, hope he's feelin ok!
I third the pineapple core suggestion. There's a youtube vid on pineapple core ice cream but I can't find it!
A raw food diet is naturally high in anti inflammatory foods (and low in foods that cause inflammation such as meat and dairy).
When I stabbed myself deep in the hand getting meat out of a coconut, I was absolutely amazed at how fast it healed, mostly because there was hardly any inflammation (which drastically reduced scarring).
02-27-2009, 10:51 AM
Cool- I will try the pineapple- he loves pineapple. I can make him a gs with the core.
He's pretty uncomfortable, so for now, I will probably give him the motrin along with the pineapple drinks.
Thanks for the replies!
Raw Angel Mom
02-27-2009, 02:56 PM
Go on the health section and ask for this same question, maybe someone with come up with something.
Ice then warm will help, it brings the blood there to do repair. If he does raw, sesame milk, wheat grass(might be too young for that) was what one of the raw family took and it helps to repair the bone quickly.
Hugs to your son!
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