DATES RELIEVE PAIN.
Magnesium is an anti-inflammatory and helps reduce swelling of tissues which can help ease the sensation of pain. As the research on inflammation related diseases continues, dates may be helpful for other inflammation related ailments as well, such as arthritis, asthma and sinusitis.
Dates are so effective at pain relief that women who are going through labor pains and who ate dates in the last 4 weeks before labor reduced their use of pain medications by 28%. If dates can help with the intense pain of labor, they can help many other minor aches as well.