Pain – the chemical signal that tells us something in our body has been damaged – is more often than not, an unwelcome visitor. For those who experience pain every day due to arthritis, migraines, tendonitis, or other chronic conditions, it may be tempting to turn to chemical pain-relievers to free yourself from the ongoing discomfort. Before you do, take a look at this list of natural pain-relievers from Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet. According to a study performed at the John Hopkins Pain Treatment Center, anthocyanins – a group of bioflavonoids or plant pigments found in cherries and other dark fruits – are effective in blocking pain signals caused by inflammation. Enjoy a serving of 20 cherries to alleviate joint aches, gastrointestinal discomfort, PMS symptoms, and other pain caused by inflammation.