Pain: Herbs For Natural Relief
Herbal remedies for pain include herbal teas, tinctures, extracts and topical pain relievers like cayenne pepper oil & extracts,
rosemary infused herbal oil, and
Pain is symptomatic of a wide range of conditions, but it falls into two general
categories, chronic pain that is ongoing and long term like arthritis, and occasional or temporary
pain (broken leg, surgery). Strong pain medications, including narcotics can be taken with caution
on a temporary basis, but when taken over the long term, the
benefits are outweighed by the risks. Pain relieving herbs have
and a good many of them also fight inflammation, a root cause of many types
of pain. Chronic pain is a symptom of an underlying imbalance, and it is important
to address that imbalance as well as try to find ways to lessen the pain.
Salicin is a precursor chemical to salicylate, the compound found in aspirin that inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandins, lipid compounds that are linked to inflammation and pain. Long before Bayer
synthesizes aspirin in the late 1890s, Hippocrates(400 BC) was prescribing treatments using the bark of the white willow tree to relieve pain and reduce fever.
Topical pain relief may be even more important for the relief of long term chronic
pain because you bypass your stomach, liver
and digestive system, and target the painful area directly.
with herbal oils, liniments, and essential oils can be used with great results.
Herbal baths, and foot baths work magic on sore muscles and stiff joints while
calming nervous tensions that compound the pain. Herbal poultices can also
be applied directly to sore and painful joints and muscles.
Herbal remedies can bring blessed relief for headaches . Tension headaches, sinus headaches, and even migraines can be treated with natural herbs.