Since a lot of people are hesitant to turn to drugs for pain management continually, natural pain remedies are growing in popularity. Though research on many herbal remedies is still in early phases, some herbs and spices have been used for pain relief for centuries.
Herbs and Spices for Minor Aches and Pains
When it comes to pain relief, you may be surprised by what could help you feel better. I regularly drink ginger tea for indigestion or if I think I may be coming down with a cold. The warm spiciness feels good in my chest and soothes my stomach. My home medicine chest wouldn’t be complete without it. I’ve also used a turmeric-based mix of herbs to combat aches and pains caused by inflammation.
Herbs and Spices for Chronic Pain
Treating chronic pain often requires a multi-pronged approach, and herbs and spices may have a role to play. Many herbs and spices, such as turmeric and ginger, can treat inflammation, a significant source of pain, and other related conditions.
Although scientific support for the claim that any herb can treat pain is in the early stages, adding these herbs may help some people who are living with chronic pain. Especially when combined with other lifestyle changes, such as meditation, deep breathing, an anti-inflammatory diet, and exercise.
A Note from GR8NESS
When adding any herb or spice to your pain relief regimen, those with a long-term medical condition should contact their healthcare provider. Not all supplements are a substitute for medical therapy but can be used to help relieve pain.