Too much consumption of pharmaceutical drugs might take its toll on our body in some other forms. Drugs have side-effects especially painkillers. Painkillers are used to treat simple body pains yet might cause some adverse effects in our body.
For simple pain-hacks, nature has its answer. You know we do not have to always rely and buy pharmaceutical drugs. There are natural remedies to pain.
We compiled scientifically proven natural painkillers so you can start sourcing them for future use. You might want to start planting these plants and herbs in your backyard.
Capsaicin (Chili Peppers)
Capsaicin, a compound that chilly peppers are rich in, is known to offer relief from chronic pain. According to David Kiefer, MD, assistant clinical professor with Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, it achieves this by reducing a substance that is responsible for conveying pain from the affected area to the nervous system. He went on to clarify that this process takes just a few days.
Additional info: Capsaicin is also good for ulcers. It enhances and increase the production of protective enzymes in the digestive tract.
Ginger is a known remedy for relieving pain associated with arthritis and rheumatism. Dr. Kiefer said that it has anti-chemicals that take care of muscle inflammation. Since it is a herbal medicine, it has no known side effects. Ginger is also one of the the trinity of Ayurvedic medicine. Together with Turmeric, and Holy Basil, these three have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. According to the Methodist Research Institute in Indianapolis. “Each herb has its own scientific database of evidence,” says James Dillard, MD, author of The Chronic Pain Solution.