Pain conditions often require medication, and it is a popular knowledge that over the counter and prescription medication are causing addiction. To treat a mild headache, common cold, toothache, arthritis pain, sore muscles, and lower back pain you can always turn to botanical medicine.
Many plants are used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years, long before the synthetically produced drugs, so why not and go back to the roots for pain relief treatment.
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Here are 6 miraculous plants that have analgesic properties:
Peppermint oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and analgesic properties and is used to relieve mild headaches and painful menstrual periods, as well as reducing the spasms causing muscle cramps.
Raw onion juice is used for treating earache because of its analgesic and antibiotic properties.
Raw onions can heal wounds and sores on the skin, soothe and provide protection from bacteria infecting the wound.
The main ingredient found in hot peppers is capsaicin that has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Capsaicin is also an ingredient found in over the counter topical pain ointments, lotions, and gels. It causes burning sensation, but that is just nerve reaction from the capsaicin.
Saffron is a delicious spice, which gives a rich color to many dishes. Saffron is also famous for its active components that can relieve neuropathic pain, arthritis pain, and mild headaches.
Saffron decreases the risk of rheumatoid arthritis and improves the immune system function.
White Lily flowers are used in traditional medicine as an analgesic, anti-irritant and relaxing remedy. Cosmetically white lily flower extracts are used as a mild calming agent to soothe inflamed skin.
Ginger root has compounds similar to active ingredients in most NSAIDs.
Ginger also has potentially strong anti-inflammatory components that are effective in treating painful conditions, such as mild headaches, arthritis pain, postoperative swelling and can also improve the immune system function.