There are many natural means of treating pain, but the remedy you use should be based on what is causing the pain. The natural remedies that we will explore in this article are turmeric, ginger, valerian roots, eucommia, and white willow.
First let’s start with ginger. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory. Therefore, ginger is a great way to treat pain that can be alleviated by decreasing an inflammatory response. Some examples are arthritis, headaches, muscle soreness, and menstrual cramps. So, if you’re experiencing any of these aliments ginger can help you. Muscle soreness can be treated by compressing ginger on the problem area. This can be done by wrapping the ginger root in a cheese cloth and placing the wrapped ginger in water for half a minute. This can then be applied to wherever you are sore. The other aliments listing can be treated with a ginger tea. Ginger tea can be prepared by boiling ginger roots for ten minutes. However, ginger is not the only natural anti-inflammatory herb.
2. White Willow Bark
White willow bark is also an anti-inflammatory. This can be used like aspirin. Yet, unlike aspirin it will not slowly erode your stomach and it will last longer. However, white willow usually takes longer than aspirin to kick in.
Another anti-inflammatory herb is Turmeric. Turmeric is better for treating sprains, strains, busies and joint inflammation. This is also the spice that makes curry taste like curry. Therefore, it’s not very palatable by itself. So if you want to use turmeric we would recommend mix the spice into your next meal. However, the inflammatory response is not the only cause of pain.
4. Valerian Root
Valerian root relieve pain by making you feel more relaxed. So that nasty stress headache you get from working twelve hours a day can be relieve with valerian root. Valerian root also can reduce tension, and anxiety. A valerian root treatment should be prepared as a tea. Drinking it will make you feel more relaxed and take away the pain caused by your stress. Yet, if your pain is not caused by stress or anxiety you should try something else. For example, back is not always caused by stress.
5. Eucommia Bark
Do you have back pain? Almost everyone has some form of back pain or discomfort. So if you want to relieve your back pain you should try eucommia bark. This bark is also known to help ease joint, hip, and knee pain. However, unlike the other treatments listed, for the treatment to be effective you need to buy this as a supplement from a licensed provider. Still, if this treatment fits your symptoms, finding a license provider may be worth the extra effort.
In summary, all of these herbal remedies can be used to treat pain. Which one you should choice really depends on what is causing you pain. Another factor you should consider is which one of these remedies do you have access to. Either way, next time you have a headache or back pain, give one of these remedies a try.