Tuesday, July 26, 2016

5 Natural (Organic) Painkillers as Effective as Drugs

Today’s modern medicine may not be the only hope in getting rid of pain. Herbal medicines are becoming more and more popular every day, and that is for a reason. Herbal medicines are trusted to cure many ailments. Experts agree that there is a list of other positive uses such as reducing inflammation and reducing body toxin levels. But it this post we decided to share specific herbal medicines that act as pain killers. Below are some of the most powerful options for natural pain relief: 1. Capsaicin (Chili Peppers) chili-peppers Capsaicin is a substance found in chili peppers which is literally responsible for the fireworks in your mouth when you bite one. “Capsaicin works by depleting Substance P, a compound that conveys the pain sensation from the peripheral to the central nervous system. It takes a couple of days for this to occur,” said David Kiefer, MD, assistant clinical professor of medicine at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. How to use it as a remedy: For osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetic neuropathy, apply an over-the- counter cream containing 0.025 percent capsaicin to aching joints or feet 4 times a day for 3 to 4 weeks. About 40 percent of people who try this experience stinging, burning or skin redness at first, but these effects fade as capsaicin desensitizes nerves. To treat colds, sprinkle chili (flakes, powder or finely chopped fresh chili) onto your food. The heat will stimulate drainage from the nasal and sinus passages. When consumed fresh, chilies are considered to be a good source of Vitamin C. However, you should eat them in moderation, as eating big amounts may cause nausea, stomach pain or diarrhea. 2. Ginger ginger Ginger has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. According to a study by Dr. Krishna C. Srivastava, a world-renowned researcher on the effects of spices at Odense University of Denmark, Ginger is found to be an effective pain killer for treating arthritis. Daily consumption of ginger will significantly lower the pain, swelling and morning stiffness. How to use it as a remedy: The best way to consume ginger for pain relief is making a ginger tea. 3. Feverfew feverfew Even its name makes it obvious that feverfew is indeed a powerful natural pain killer. It is an affective cure for headaches, stomachaches and toothaches. Feverfew contains Parthenolide which is a chemical that decreases factors in the body that might cause migraine headaches. How to use it as a remedy: Consuming two to three of the bitter-tasting dried leaves each day constitutes a medicinal dosage. Limit consumption to a maximum of four or five leaves a day. Beware as mouth irritation may occur. 4. Devil’s claw devils-claw The name sounds scary right? Devil’s claw actually contains chemicals that might decrease inflammation and swelling and resulting pain. It is used for hardening of the arteries, arthritis, gout, muscle pain, back pain, tendonitis, chest pain, gastrointestinal upset or heart burn, fever, and migraine headaches. It is also used for difficulties in childbirth, menstrual problems, allergic reactions, loss of appetite, and kidney and bladder disease. How to use it as a remedy: Drink a strong decoction of Devil’s claw once a day for slow but steady relief of join pain caused by both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries and muscle pain. Note: Devil’s claw is not recommended for those with an ulcer. High doses could interfere with blood pressure, heart, and diabetes medications. 5. Valerian Root valerian-root Valerian root is commonly used to aid in sleeping problems like insomnia, tension, and nervousness. This herbal medicine can also be used to cure spasms and muscle cramps. Also, many women claim that it helps them manage menstrual cramps and symptoms associated with menopause, including hot flashes and anxiety. How to use it as a remedy: Valerian root may be dried for teas or used fresh or dried for tinctures. The tincture method is found to be the most effective. Take 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon at a time. Take 3/4 to 1 teaspoon before bed time to deal with insomnia. Take one to three times a day for anxiety, tension, and high blood pressure. Start with a low dose and increase as needed. A bathtub full of warm water with 2 cups of tea added is considered a soothing method to restore restful sleep. Note: Valerian occasionally has the opposite effects of that intended, stimulating instead of sedating. When used for insomnia, in rare cases, valerian can cause morning grogginess in some people. Reducing the dosage usually alleviates the problem. We advise you to consult with your doctor first before you try out any of these home remedies. Resources: health.howstuffworks.com webmd.com anniesremedy.com health.howstuffworks.com besthealthmag.ca health.howstuffworks.com

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