Herbal Pain Remedy
An herbal pain remedy can at times be a lifesaver when it comes to chronic pain. Pain is actually very useful! It tells us when something is wrong with the body and acute pain should be delt with immediately.
Chronic pain is a whole new game though isn't it? This is like an alarm that rings constantly reminding you there is little or no relief. Usually there is some change in the body and causes include:
- Spinal injuries
- MS and Lupus
- Diabetic Neuropathy
Chronic pain also comes with other complications including anxiety, depression and eventually a lower tolerance to pain in general, which makes the problem worse. Poor sleep and poor exercise also result.
Herbal Pain Remedies
| Boswellia ||150 mg 3x/day||Relieves pain without upset stomach. Similar to Celebrex. |
| Cayenne ||Capsacian cream.Apply as directed on label||Causes temp skin pain that counteracts chronic pain. |
| Clematis ||Wei lin xian capsules.||Raises pain threshold. Beware if from China-DDT sprayed |
| Condurango ||Tincure. 1 tsp in water 3x/day.||Relieves pain, restores appetite. |
| Echinacea ||Tincture. 1 tsp in water 3x/day.||Relieves pain in advanced cancer. |
| Ginger ||Tablets. 200-300mg 3x/day.||Reduces production of pain causing cytokines. |
| Kava ||Extract. 1 tsp in water before bed.||Relieves pain, induces sleep. May use with Valarian |
| Meadowsweet ||Tincture. 30-60 drops in water 4x/day.||Relieves stomach pain. |
| Tumeric ||Curcumin. 400mg 3x daily||Relieves pain and inflammation. |
| Willow ||Willow bark or salicin capsules. 2-3x/day.||Relieves pain, similar to aspirin. |
Do not apply cayenne to broken skin (ouch!) or to eyes. Do not use willow bark or salicin if you are allergic to aspirin OR if you are taking other blood thinners such as Coumadin or Warfarin.
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