There comes a point where you are fed up of putting more chemicals into your body in order to help relieve an incessant and lingering pain. It is during these times that you may seek herbal pain relief remedies. There are natural remedies that people have been using for many centuries to treat the pain caused by burns, bee stings, back aches, carpal tunnel syndrome, canker sores, and a lot more.
Take note that pain is a sign of another problem. Some causes of pain are easy to pinpoint while others may need a doctor's diagnosis. Treating a symptom may helpin the immediate relief but it is good find the deeper cause and treat it, too. If the pain is severe or it does not seem to go away, you need toe have it checked by a doctor.
Also, be mindful that some herbal remedies may not be the best solution for your condition or may react negatively when combined with other treatments you may be going through. Consult your doctor if this will not hinder with your recovery or other treatments. Also remember that there is no perfect treatment and while one treatment may be effective for some, others may have little or no success.
For treating back aches, eucalyptus and peppermint oils can be used. This can either be applied on your skin directly combined with a massage or poured into water for a hot bath. The oils will loosen up stiff muscles as it gets absorbed into the skin.
For burn relief, try sandalwood paste is known for its cooling and soothing attributes. A plant that has been used for ages to treat burns is aloe vera.
A bee sting can be treated using a paste made from papaya. An enzyme in papaya called papain can dissolve the venom from the bee sting. You may also, use a paste made from baking soda. An acid in the venom of a bee sting causes the itching. Baking soda can neutralize that acid and brings pain relief.
Mouth or canker sores can make eating and drinking an awful experience. Sometimes, pain can be felt throughout the day. Green leafy vegetables have anti-canker sore properties while clove oil applied on the sores can help lessen the amount of pain.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome afflicts a lot of people and the best way to remedy it is through surgery. However, there are some things that you could do to help ease the pain. Willow bark, which is also known as nature's aspirin, may help reduce the pain through its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Drinking chamomile tea is known to calm the nerves that are causing the pain. Also, bromelain, a substance found in pineapples can reduce and prevent inflammation and the capsaicin in red peppers helps lessen the pain and bring relief.
There are a lot of other remedies that can be found in plants and natural products that help bring relief for a variety of ailments. The secret to relieving the pain may just be in one of the herbal remedies.
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