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Herbal Pain Relief

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from joint pain, you don’t have to suffer alone. In fact you can offer your body an array of natural herbs and oils which have been proven to eliminate discomfort.Tips for easing joint pain

 One of the best tricks for experiencing joint pain relief is soaking your joints in warm water; yet this is far from all you can do. The following oils have been proven to offer natural pain relief:

  • Camphor, peppermint, sweet birch and eucalyptus oil diluted with safflower, walnut or almond oil has been proven to be very effective at eliminating pain and offering immediate joint pain relief.
  • Cayenne, pokeroot and yarrow oil has been found to increase the capillary responses of swollen joints. This helps to remove deposits and offer natural pain relief.
  • Eucalyptus, peppermint and Roman chamomile (an anti-inflammatory) mixed in some olive oil (also filled with anti-inflammatory properties) has been discovered to offer arthritis pain relief as well as relief from pain caused by muscle strain.

Most natural joint pain reliefs are applied directly to the area experiencing pain either as a poultice, a salve/cream or in heat packs..

Below are some other herbs which have been found to offer joint pain relief:

  • Oak, willow bark and nettle leaves are particularly effective for joint pain caused by arthritis and injuries.
  • Smartwood, white birch and chamomile can be used in salves or creams in order to provide longer lasting pain relief.
  • Fennel, sage or feverfew (applied once infused with hot water) have each been found to increase circulation and offer natural pain relief. Simply apply this herb infused water using a cloth directly to the area where you are experiencing pain.

To create your own cream, simply mix two parts almond or walnut oil with one part beeswax. Stir well and choose from one of the above powdered herbs and store in a jar with a tight fitting lid. This will ensure that your cream lasts longer and remains potent.

Are these herbs available in supplement form?

If you would rather take a supplement than get your hands messy applying a cream, many of these herbs can also be taken as a supplement:

  • Peppermint, cayenne, yarrow, feverfew, sage and fennel can be taken as a supplement to help reduce joint swelling and pain.
  • Willow bark contains salicylic acid which is commonly used in aspirin for its pain reliever qualities and ability to reduce inflammation.
  • Ginger tea or simply adding dried ginger to an herbal tea can help improve your circulation and alleviate joint pain.

Alternative remedies

If herbs are not what you are looking for, then there are other natural alternatives which can offer your joint pain relief.

One proven remedy is apple cider vinegar in a heat pack/wrap. Applied directly to the area this simple vinegar can reduce swelling caused by arthritis. Similarly drinking carrot juice can help to strengthen your ligatures. Overflowing in beta-carotene, carrot juice essentially enables you to experience better movement of injured/swollen joints.

Whatever your preferences, it is possible to offer your body relief from joint pain and arthritis without having to ingest chemicals. Simply pick from one of the many herbs listed above and begin your path to a healthier, happier you.


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