23. Globe Artichoke Extract for GERD and Heartburn
Compounds found in artichoke leaves called caffeoylquinic acids help stimulate the release of bile from the gallbladder, which relieves nausea, gas, bloating, and other symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and heartburn. Since the leaves are inedible, try looking for artichoke extract capsules in health food stores.
22. Cherries for Gout
People who ate about 20 cherries every day were found to be less likely to experience flare-ups of gout, according to a study of 663 participants suffering from gout. Cherries are particularly effective due to their compounds that help neutralize uric acid.
21. Peppermint Oil for Headaches
Peppermint essential oil is great for cooling skin, numbing the pain from tension headaches as well as acetaminophen does, according to two studies. To use it, mix a few drops with olive oil to prevent skin irritation, then gently massage the oil onto your forehead and temples.