Pain, to relieve
There are few general pain relievers in the herbal materia medica. In western herbalism, pain is associated with the nervous system.
Treatment Plan for Pain, to relieve
To block or eliminate the feeling of pain, anodynes are used. The anti-inflammatory St. John’s wort is used both internally and externally. Counterirritants are used externally and work by overstimulating nerve endings that transmit the pain impulse, effectively blocking it.
Adjunct Therapy: baths (warm and hot)
Herbal Remedies for Pain, to relieve
Related Pain, to relieve conditions
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.