Pain: Analgesic Herbs For Natural Relief

St. Johns Wort Oil

Arnica flower oil * Bay Laurel * Birch bark & leaf * Boswellia (Frankincense) * Cajeput Oil * Castor Oil * Cayenne Pepper * Clove * Corydalis * Devil's Claw * Eucalyptus * Jamaican Dogwood * Olive Oil * Peppermint * Pine * Rosemary * Turmeric * White Willow Bark * Wintergreen Oil *

Herbal remedies for pain include herbal teas, tinctures, extracts and topical pain relievers like cayenne pepper oil & extracts, rosemary infused herbal oil, and Arnica tincture.

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. Other plant sources of salicin include:

Birch * Meadowsweet * Popular buds * Crampbark * Cayenne pepper *

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. The fresh flowers of St. Johns infused in oil produce a beautiful and powerful red oil that is anti-inflammatory and analgesic. Some of the skin care uses for this oil include healing burns and damaged skin. Use St. Johns wort oil to calm the pain of sciatica, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. (Mabey,Richard ,41)

Sore muscle pain Therapeutic massage with herbal oils, liniments, and essential oils can be used with great results. Herbal poultices can also be applied directly to sore and painful joints and muscles. Some of the best topical pain relievers are:

Rosemary oil * Cayenne Pepper Oil * Castor Oil * Pine Oil * St. Johns Wort Oil *

Herbal baths and foot baths work magic on sore muscles and stiff joints while calming nervous tensions that compound the pain.

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