Natural Pain Relief

Nature never fails to surprise us.

For centuries, people are availing natural remedies for the alleviation of pain. A diversified variety of over the counter analgesics are available to relieve the pain but their use is not much cheered due to their adverse effects.

A plethora of benefits along with pain relief can be procured if natural remedies are made an essential part of the routine.

Ginger (Zingiber Officinalis)

Ginger is a popular spice that is chopped every now and then for culinary purposes. It is a rhizome with yellow, white or red color and is considered far too hot and explosive to eat on its own.

It possesses an abundance of pharmacological actions, one of which is analgesia.

A systematic review of randomized trial proclaims that consuming 2 grams of ginger a day keeps the muscular pain at bay.

White Willow Bark (Salix Alba)

For millennia, Valerian is being employed in inducing sleep. It is clinically pro

The discovery of white willow bark is the best thing since sliced bread. There is a method to its madness as it possesses a component that is similar to aspirin; salicin.

White willow bark kills two birds with one stone. It not only relieves pain but also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent that makes it fruitful for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, dysmenorrhea, headache, muscle pain, gout, and ankylosing spondylitis.

An oral willow bark extract with either 120mg or 240mg per day is enough to induce analgesia against back pain.

Turmeric (Curcuma Longa)

Turmeric has been hailed as a hero for hosting a lot of conditions. This legendary botanical is brightening up kitchen cabinets all over the world and is quite successful in brilliantly weaving its way in various cuisines and healing customs. 

For millennia, it’s a vital member of Ayurvedic medicine and is famous for its purported anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

This earthy herb contains curcumin which is potent in relieving the pain of any sort. From muscular pain to postoperative pain, turmeric has the book with all the spells to alleviate nuisances of diverse categories. [4]

Taking 500mg of turmeric extract 2 to 4 times daily 3 months can help in treating osteoarthritis. [5]

It also curtails the onset of dysmenorrhea, rheumatoid arthritis, muscular cramps, joint pain, and so forth.

Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis)

Valerian is celebrated all around the globe due to its ‘mild tranquilizing’ effect. The same saga becomes the reason for its use in inducing analgesia. By reducing nerve sensitivity, it attenuates the feeling of pain. [6]

Wetting your whistles with valerian tea helps in reducing pain body aches.


Capsaicin is the active constituent of chili pepper. It helps in reducing the pain by blocking the substance P from transmitting pain signals to the brain.

Applying topical preparation of capsaicin, in the form of gel or cream, attenuates the pain all the while inducing mild burning and tingling sensation.


  1. Wilson, P.B., 2015. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) as an analgesic and ergogenic aid in sport: a systemic review. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research29(10), pp.2980-2995.
  3. Chrubasik, S., Eisenberg, E., Balan, E., Weinberger, T., Luzzati, R. and Conradt, C., 2000. Treatment of low back pain exacerbations with willow bark extract: a randomized double-blind study. The American journal of medicine109(1), pp.9-14.
  4. Agarwal, K.A., Tripathi, C.D., Agarwal, B.B. and Saluja, S., 2011. Efficacy of turmeric (curcumin) in pain and postoperative fatigue after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled study. Surgical endoscopy25(12), pp.3805-3810.

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