In Part One I spoke about the benefits of Ginger, Tumeric, Wintergreen and White willow bark. Today I’m going to continue the article with more herbal pain killers and later explain why herbal remedies are safer and superior to over the counter drugs.

Plus, I will tell you about one bonus remedy that has been used for hundreds of years to treat arthritis, wounds and has properties that strengthen the female hormone system!

Capsaicin

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Capsaicin is found in hot chili peppers and is a natural remedy for pain, it works by temporarily desensitising nerve receptors.

The only caution is that this is not great taken in a raw form, however Capsaicin can be found in capsules.

As all my regular readers know it is important to find organic and plant based supplements and not synthetic supplements. Synthetic supplements will not give you the same relief and you can end up with side effects from synthetic supplements.

Cherries

Yes, cherries can heal!

herbal pain killers_4They have a compound called anthocyanins which blocks inflammation and inhibits pain enzymes. They work in the same way as aspirin, naproxen and other NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories) but without the same side effects.

Arnica

Arnica is one of my favourite natural pain remedies.

It is a well known natural pain killer and has anti-inflammatory properties.

It is an excellent herbal rub for acute injuries, it can even  be used post surgery and many sportsmen use this as a herbal rub after intense sessions.

Peppermint essential oil

Peppermint is a fabulous remedy for toothaches, it is also good for relieving discomfort from bloating and gas.

Peppermint can also be used to treat joint conditions, skin, irritation, headaches and muscle pains.

As well as being in my medicine cabinet, I always carry this oil in my handbag.

Peppermint is also a great mood enhancer and energiser!

herbal pain killers_2So why use herbal pain killers?

Simple. Herbal painkillers are safe and they work.

They promote healing rather than just treating the symptoms and they help to deal with the root cause.

Natural remedies are great to use internally and externally, they can be taken orally and be used on the skin.

Bonus remedy

One extra remedy that I would be remiss not to mentions is Frankincense.

It’s another essential oil I keep in my medicine cabinet and always travel with.

It helps to reduce pain and inflammation and has been used for centuries. It is great for your skin and directly affects the pituitary gland therefore helping with relaxation, reliving anxiety, anger and stress.

herbal pain killers_3Experiment with remedies

I encourage you to try these herbal pain killers, experiment and find which ones work for you and ensure you use the right ones for the right conditions.

You don’t have to only rely on drugs that are potentially damaging to the body.

There are hundreds of natural pain killers but you always need to start somewhere and adding a few of these to your medicine cabinet is a great way of doing so.

If you are new to using herbal remedies I do always advise having a consultation or getting the right advice from an expert.

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