Monday, December 7, 2015

Herbal "Pain Killers"


Over the last few weeks I have been posting a lot about natural remedies, pain management, and essential oils.  Today I thought I would mention some additional natural "Pain Killers".  

As you can see from the picture above there are several.  

The rest of this post will relate to Pain from Sciatica...

Valerian or willow bark can be taken to reduce inflammation and relieve the pain. The ingredient in willow bark that makes it such a powerful painkiller is salicylate, the same ingredient in aspirin. Studies of participants who took 240 mg. of willow bark extract daily for a month were amazed when the herb swept away their pain.

I'm excited about Valerian, specifically, because I have Valerian Root Powder at home and will be consuming it in evening tisanes and tonics!

According to additional sources I can beat Sciatic Nerve Pain With B Vitamins, too!
Orthopedic surgeons believe that the B vitamins can stabilize and heal the membranes that surround delicate spinal nerves. Studies suggest a 50 mg. of B-complex supplement can relieve the pain within one month in 70% of cases.

I usually don't take supplements on a regular basis but I'm also going to listen to my body better so I will start taking a vegan B Complex supplement until my pain subsides.

It's also said that I can strengthen my Spine with Vitamin D which works with dietary calcium to build strong vertebrae and repair bone tissues. Strong vertebrae are less likely to collapse and pinch nerves.  Recommended dose of 2,000 IU a day was reported to give relief to 93% of lower back pain sufferers who took the vitamin for 90 days.

I don't know about 90 days but I will start taking Vegan Vitamin D until I feel a difference in the meantime.  These things in addition to the other things I have been blogging about lately I will do to combat my pain as of late.


12 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting that chart. Some I had no idea, like blueberries being good for bladder and urinary tract infections! I really hope these natural remedies help you. I have faith that they will.

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    1. The older I get the more I enjoy learning! :)

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    1. It's FUN to learn these things, isn't it?

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  3. Thanks for the helpful info. I had never heard that cloves helped with a toothache. Very interesting!

    emilynwins [at] gmail (dot) com

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    1. I used cloves for a gum ache before! Very effective!

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  4. Great post! I use peppermint oil on my legs after long run and have been using turmeric and ACV as the chart says but it's great to know all of the other natural ways to treat pain!

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    1. I hope to start making some of my own essential oil infused lotions at some point :)

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  5. Great information, thanks! I had no clue about cloves and blueberries and ginger is a super ingredient for me.

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    1. It's hard to get fresh ginger here but I do have ginger powder and have been trying to incorporate that more lately.

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  6. Great tips! I hope your pain goes away. I think it's great that you are taking the time to take proper care of yourself.

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    1. I just hope I can BEAT it at home and not have to see a doctor!

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