Do you have troublesome aches and pains? If you want relief without the side effects of over-the-counter medications or prescription drugs, try natural herbs that act as pain killers. Be sure to check with your doctor before treating your pain with herbs.
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Eucommia – This herbal pain killer works best at treating joint pain, especially in the hips and knees. Also, according to Mao Shing Ni in the article 4 Herbs for Natural Pain Relief, it is known to strengthen bones, tendons, and ligaments. It helps heal tissue that has been weakened from injuries or overuse. Eucommia works best when used in combination with other herbs and should be taken as an herbal supplement.
Ginger – This anti-inflammatory herb has a variety of beneficial effects. It treats nausea, arthritis, headaches, menstrual cramps and muscles soreness. Ginger can be used in cooking and as a delicious herbal tea. As stated by Mao Shing Ni, to make ginger tea, cut up the root, boil it for 10 minutes, strain the water, and then your tea is ready to drink!
Turmeric – Also an anti-inflammatory herbal pain killer, turmeric improves circulation and prevents blood clotting. The healing properties come from its main compound, curcumin. Try turmeric for the relief of sprains, strains, bruises, and joint pain. Turmeric can be taken as a supplement or it can be used as herbs and spices when cooking.
Valerian – Known as a natural stress reliever, valerian regulates the nervous system and calms tension, irritability, and anxiety. It also decreases the sensitivity of nerves. Valerian tea is a great way to naturally alleviate your pain.