Top 5 Strongest Natural Painkiller (Pain Reliever)

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and pharmaceutical drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen are more harmful in long-period.
Natural medicine is gaining popularity due to its benefits without side-effects. 
Many herbs, spices and other plant-based medicines are also called as alternative medicine.
Natural pain relief- easy to practice, less-expensive and reduce your pain without side-effect.

 

Why Natural Pain Relievers Better Than Pharmaceutical (Synthetic) Drug

  • Pharmaceutical drugs damage your gut lining.
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs possesses high risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • The use of herbal therapy doesn’t involve “drug reaction and adverse effects”.
  • Synthetic drug usually fights against specific problems only and may weakens the body & immune system.
  • Heavy up-take of pharmaceutical drug may also lead to Kidney failure.

 

How Natural Pain Reliever Works:

  • Natural pain reliever usually doesn’t fight directly against specific diseases.
  • They boost your immune system.
  • Hence, they aid in natural healing process or curing methods.
  • Although natural medicine could take certain time it will cure completely as they strengthen your immunity.
  • This allows body to recover its strength and healing potential with time.
  • Medicinal plants also act as agonists and may potentiate some other drugs. [Source: Karimi et al., 2015)]

 

Top 5 Strongest Natural Pain-Reliever

1. Ginger

  • Possesses powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Relieve arthritis pain, cramps and muscle soreness.
  • Reduces nausea. blood-sugar level, cholesterol level and menstrual pain.
  • If you are in medication consult with doctor before consumption.
  • Compound gingerols (anti-nausea effects). Hence, is suitable to treat vomiting during pregnancy. Beside this, ginger also relieves from pain of uterine cramping in pregnant women.
  • A 2015 review report suggest that 2 gm of ginger per day reduces muscle pain in 5 days.

 

2. Cloves

  • Most commonly used to spice up meat and rice dishes.
  • Ease nausea, treat colds, relieve from headache and toothaches, and reduce arthritic inflammation.
  • Apply clove oil or place clove over area of pain for about 10-15 minutes; you will get relieved.
  • Experts have suggested that cloves are safe to consume during pregnancy too in controlled amount. 
  • Supply calcium and phosphorous for bone development (especially required during pregnancy), sodium and manganese for proper growth of the baby, omega-3 fatty acids for proper development of baby’s nervous system and flavonoids to ease preganacy related pains and aches.
  • People having blood-thinning medication and bleeding disorder should be careful not to consume cloves.
  • Also used to treat fungal infections. 

 

3. Turmeric

  • Spice providing yellow color and unique flavor.
  • Contains curcuminan anti-oxidant (protect from free radical molecules that can damage cells and tissues).
  • Treat indigestion, ulcers, stomach upset, psoriasis, cancer and inflammation.
  • Although consumption of small amount of turmeric using in food is safe; it is unsafe to consume as supplements. 
  • Large amount of curcumin can raises pregnancy complications.
  • Overall relieves from pain and recover from injury.
  • Drink turmeric tea or turmeric with milk daily to sooth and relieve muscular pain and swelling.

 

4. Peppermint

  • Could be used directly by chewing leaves or in the form of tea and essential oil.
  • Possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, pain-relieving and spasmodic properties.
  • Compounds- carvacrol, menthol, and limonene. 
  • Tropical treatment. Reduce problem of arthritis.
  • Drinking 2 to 3 cups of peppermint tea is safe for pregnant woman and found to be beneficial for soothing morning sickness and upset stomach. Take care to avoid its consumption by childrens.
  • Chewing a few leaves or drinking peppermint tea twice a day alleviate pain and soothe muscle spasm.

5. Valerian root

  • Herb native to Europe or Parts of Asia.
  • Also called as natural tranquilizer.
  • Relieve and reduces insomnia, menstrual cramps, headaches, digestive problem, tension, irritability, stress, and anxiety.
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends to avoid Valerian root during pregnancy because it has not been proved to be safe for pregnant women till date through experimental and scientific study. More research need to be carried out.
  • It alleviates pain and body aches.
  • Commonly used as tranquilizer for sleeping disorders (insomnia).

 

References

  1. Karimi, A., Majlesi, M., & Rafieian-Kopaei, M. (2015). Herbal versus synthetic drugs; beliefs and facts. Journal of nephropharmacology4(1), 27.
  2. https://blog.daveasprey.com/natural-pain-relief/.
  3. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324572#ginger.
  4. https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/natural-pain-relief-9-alternatives-to-ibuprofen-acetaminophen-or-aspirin-wr6U0siusUyUP4MsZ8dwig.

 

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