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Herbal remedies to relieve pain naturally

Home Remedies By Editorial Team , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Aug 27, 2012
Herbal remedies to relieve pain naturally

Herbal pain treatments use parts of a plant to get rid of conditions, ease symptoms and reduce complications. Here are some herbal remedies for pain that might actually work.

Pain is a very common problem for which a person seeks treatment. It can be back pain, headache, and joint pain caused by osteoarthritis or other arthritis. Persistent pain can prevent a person from working, socializing, or enjoying a healthy life.

 

herbs for pain

 

Ginger

Ginger extract is been used extensively in several herbal treatments. The herb can be beneficial to deal with joint and muscle pain. It is the presence of phytochemicals that helps stop inflammation.

 

Turmeric

Turmeric is one of the popular Indian spices with excellent medicinal properties. It is quite effective against arthritis pain and heartburn, and to reduce inflammation. There hasn’t been enough evidence on how turmeric works against pain or inflammation, but a chemical called curcumin in turmeric is believed to possess anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Feverfew

For centuries, feverfew has been to get rid of the debilitating headaches, stomachaches, and toothaches. The herb is also used as a part of migraines and rheumatoid arthritis treatment. Moreover, the herb is not associated with any serious side-effects which makes it worth trying.

 

Peppers

Peppers contain a substance called capsaicin that not just put the heat in hot peppers but relieves nerve pain and arthritis discomfort. It is also used in many topically applied creams for pain relief.

 

Willow bark

Many different cultures have been using willow bark since years to reverse the inflammation and reduce fever. Willow bark is touted as powerful painkilling herb, potent against back pain, arthritis, headaches, and inflammatory conditions like bursitis and tendinitis. It’s anti-inflammatory properties can be attributed to salicin, the active compound which also helped formulate aspirin.

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