Sore Muscles

Home Remedy for Sore Muscles
Epsom Salts
Tried and true, a cup or two of Epsom salt dissolved in a warm tub of water works wonders for aching muscles. Use warm, not hot, water. Warm water will dry out your skin less. Soak for 15 minutes or until the water has cooled, up to three times per week. Not recommended for those with health conditions such as heart problems, high blood pressure or diabetes.

How do Epsom salts work? Epsom salts are made up of magnesium sulfate. Magnesium is natural muscle relaxant, and as a salt they help to pull excess fluids out of the tissues, reducing swelling.

Low levels of magnesium in the body can lead to general muscle aches and muscle cramps. You may want to consider a supplement, but you can start by including foods that are high in magnesium in your diet. Some of the top food sources for magnesium are molasses , squash and pumpkin seeds (pepitas), spinach, Swiss chard, cocoa powder, black beans, flax seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds and cashews.