Natural Pain Relievers – 20 Herbs That Work

by on December 29th, 2010 at 7:00 am

Recently, I was at work reviewing a publication in which we are considering placing an ad, when one story in particular caught my attention. Maybe it was because I had a throbbing headache at the time and was in need of some pain relief myself, but when I saw “Powerful Herbal Pain Relief” I was hooked and the for the next 10 minutes I was all theirs.

There are more than 100 plants that have some effect on pain, also known as painkillers or analgesics, but there are some that do a better job than others.

Devils claw. Known to ease tension and muscle tightness is the neck, shoulders and back. Also know to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Capsaicin. Known to hinder pain perception and can be taken internally for digestive discomfort.

Gamma-linolenic acid. One of the good fats known to reduce inflammation and stiffness, help migraines and mild diabetic nerve damage.

Arnica. Available in creams and tablets, and know to relieve pain and inflammation.

Bosswella. Contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.Mortar-Arnica-montana

Clove oil. A popular home remedy for toothache.

Fennel. Seeds have 16 analgesic and 27 antispasmodic chemicals.

Feverfew. Popular for headaches and migraines.

Gingerroot. Has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties known to help with digestive cramps and mild fibromyalgia pain.

Green tea. Great for muscle stiffness.

Licorice root. Recommended for sore throats. Not for those with high blood pressure, heart issues and other conditions. Research before using.

Oregano, rosemary, thyme. All used regularly in cooking and have analgesic, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Lavender, peppermint, chamomile and damask rose oil. Essential oils commonly used in aromatherapy for pain relief and relaxation.

Native Remedies PureCalm contains lavender and works quickly to facilitate a calmed mood and soothed nerves!

White willow bark. One of the oldest home remedies for pain. Known to help back, osteoarthritic and nerve pain.

Peppermint. A famous antispasmodic for digestive cramping and more.

So next time I get a headache maybe I’ll make a cup of green tea or apply some peppermint oil to my temples and breathe deep before popping some pain killers. What about you?

6 Responses to “Natural Pain Relievers – 20 Herbs That Work”

  1. Jasmine P Walton

    Jun 14th, 2010

    Cannabis is a native remedy and an excellent herb for pain relief, nausea, and more :)

  2. Marcella

    Dec 29th, 2010

    I’m a big fan of Arnica & Green tea, and am excited to try some of these other suggestions! Thanks!

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  5. Mir

    May 30th, 2012

    I am very upset by side effects of pain killers NSAIDs or paracetamol.Some of the side effects are life threatening if you have other problems like ulcers,IBD. how to get extracts of these 20 herbs or use them in diet.

  6. Dean

    Jun 26th, 2012

    Is there certain herb that will take away the severe pain cause by trigeminal neuralgia?thanks

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