Pain: Herbs For Natural Relief
Arnica flower oil *
Bay Laurel *
Birch bark & leaf *
Boswellia (Frankincense) *
Cajeput Oil *
Castor Oil *
Cayenne Pepper *
Devil's Claw *
Jamaican Dogwood *
Olive Oil *
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
Pain is symptomatic of a wide range of conditions, but it falls into two general
categories, chronic pain that is ongoing and long term.
Ongoing, chronic pain conditions need to be addressed differently than
pain that is 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,
benefits are outweighed by the risks including liver damage and dependency.
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. Inflammation
is present in most chronic pain conditions. Anti-inflamatory herbs and dietary
changes can help to calm inflammation and encourage true healing. Turmeric, rosemary and ginger are
three herbs that should be on everyone's short list in the fight against chronic
inflammation. These herbs offer many health benefits along with good safety
profile for long term use.
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:
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 poultices can also
be applied directly to sore and painful joints and muscles.
Some of the best topical pain relievers are:
and foot baths work magic on sore muscles and stiff joints while
calming nervous tensions that compound the pain.
See Also :
- Arthritis :There are many other herbal medicines that fight inflammation and relieve pain; you will find the details on how to use them in the following pages.
- Cramps/abdominal :Many of the same herbal remedies can be used for dysmenorrhea (painful periods),
abdominal pain and stomach cramps
- Fibromyalgia :Fibromyalgia pain is often accompanied by anxiety,
depression, chronic fatigue,
and insomnia. This collection of symptoms make fibromyalgia a classic example
of a disorder that affects both the body and the emotions, though it is hardy
alone in this.
- First_aid :The most important ingredient in any home first aid kit would have to be common sense. Once you make a good judgement call that the situation doesn't warrant professional attention, delve into your well stocked herbal medicine chest for some of these home herbal remedies.
- Headache/Migraine :Headaches can be triggered by a variety of factors, such as muscle tension, fatigue and emotional upsets.
- Nerve/Back Pain : Nerve pain is more difficult to treat than other types of muscle and joint
pain. This is something you know well if you have had a lower back injury or
slipped disc; sciatica can be devastating.
- Rheumatoid_arthritis :There are many herbal remedies that can help to ease
rheumatoid arthritis pain ,and many have a long history of use.