You’ve probably heard a lot about herbs, but maybe you haven’t tried out their healing powers yet. It’s easy to think that herbs or spices are too good to be true, but the truth is that they really do work! Plus, they don’t provide the nasty side effects that many medications do, and they are certainly not as risky as surgical procedures are.
If you’re looking to heal your back pain in a natural way, consider trying the healing powers of Valerian root, herbal oil, turmeric, ginger, or white willow bark. You’ll never know unless you give them a try!
Valerian Root. Valerian root has been used for centuries in regulating the nervous system and in relieving tension, irritability, stress, anxiety, and insomnia. It is sometimes referred to as “nature’s tranquilizer” and greatly reduces the sensitivity of nerves. People can enjoy the benefits of valerian root by simply sipping on a cup of valerian tea when they are in need of natural pain relief.
Herbal Oil. Herbal oil is especially effective in providing relief from headaches or minor aches and pains. Oils are applied to the body and massaged gently in a circular motion. Tonic oil is popular for relieving pain and consists of camphor, peppermint, eucalyptus, wintergreen, and fennel.
Turmeric. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and even helps to fight cancer! It also helps to ease the pain associated with joint inflammation, sprains, or bruises. Turmeric is sold in supplement form but you can easily sprinkle turmeric in just about any meal, or you can sip on a turmeric tea.
Ginger. Also an anti-inflammatory, ginger has been used for thousands of years to cure pain, but it also helps relieve nausea, headaches, arthritis, and sore muscles. Ginger is a great addition to stir fries or vegetable dishes, marinades, tea, or smoothies.
White Willow Bark. White willow bark is another excellent anti-inflammatory and helps to relieve painful inflammation in the joints. White willow bark contains salicin, which is the same compound that is found in aspirin. With this said, people who are allergic to aspirin should not use white willow bark. However, those who do use it will find longer-lasting results than aspirin!
In addition to natural pain relievers, exercise, a healthy diet, and chiropractic care can greatly reduce your painful symptoms. Contact a member of our staff at Premier Health and we can help you find the best method for your body. We will teach you about the benefits of chiropractic care and we will help you to maintain a healthy exercise and eating regimen that will help you to ease your joint and muscle pain.
In the meantime, speak with your doctor about trying any of these five herbs in alleviating your aches and pains. Not only will you experience long-lasting and natural pain relief, but you can also forget about nasty side effects. Give them a try for yourself!