Though your conventional pain reliever pills may be working for you, you may want to consider using herbal pain relief treatment for various reasons. One is that these traditional pills may have potential side effects on your health over time; after all, these pills are chemically produced. Second, prolonged dependency from these medications puts your body immune to it that the medications will lose its efficiency overtime. Another reason is that these pain medications do not treat the underlying cause of the inflammation in your system that started the pain.
The great thing about the herbal pain medicine is that it has been around since the Ancient times and side effects are minimal since the ingredients came from plants, herbs, and flower extracts. So what are the most common herbal pain relievers that you can try?
If a cup of coffee isn’t an option or has failed to provide instant relief, taking an herbal medicine that has the anti-inflammatory ingredient FeverFew or tanacetum parthenium, has shown to relieve chronic headache, digestive problems, fever, and even arthritis. The ingredient helps to calm down the stressed blood vessels that are putting pressure causing the headache. Likewise is the case for chronic joint pain because of the main component of feverfew parthenolide, reduces the inflammation along with pain. Feverfew however, should not be taken when you are pregnant as it may cause contraction.
Did you know that the good-old reliable aspirin’s anti-inflammatory active ingredient called salicin can be found in a more natural state in white willow bark herb? Just like aspirin, it is best used to treat fever, osteoarthritis, muscle pain, and other types of acute pain. But unlike the synthetically made salicin, this herbal medicine is gentler to your stomach.
Finally an herb you are familiar with! Ginger is believed to be one of the best herbal relievers for sore muscles due to strenuous exercise as the ginger’s oil has a pain-relieving quality that relaxes the muscles. But of course ginger is best known for calming down an upset stomach and constipation. Ginger is also effective in treating some mild skin conditions as well as infections and sore throat.
Another familiar herb is capsaicin, which is an active constituent in hot peppers. Not only does this make food a lot more flavorful but capsaicin is actually used as a topical treatment for arthritis, itching, back pain, muscle soreness due to its ability to restrain the neurotransmitter that is responsible for pain.
These are just some of the more popular herbal pain relievers that can be bought online or in some herbal stores and though its functions and benefits cannot be fully backed up by scientific data, many people do believe that they truly work. So if you feel that your usual pain medication isn’t working anymore, maybe it’s time to go natural.