Herbs for Pain
Note: It is advisable to consult a licensed practitioner trained in botanical medicine regarding the use of herbs. It is also important to inform your practitioners of any herbal medicines you are taking. The herbs listed below may have properties not mentioned here.
Stimulates circulation and reduces inflammation. Used for bruises, sprains, muscle pain as an ointment or tincture (externally) or homeopathic preparation (internally). Flowers are toxic.
Anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant. Relieves menstrual cramps, headaches and rheumatism pain.
Anti-inflammatory. Relieves menstrual cramps, reduces fevers and improves circulation.
Anti-inflammatory. Eases arthritic pain and swelling.
The leaves relax blood vessels, reduce inflammation and have a mild sedative effect. Treats headaches, including migraines and arthritic swelling. Should not be used by pregnant women.
Flower buds contain salicyclic acid from which aspirin was synthesized. Flower tea used for headaches, stomach ulcers and heartburn. Anti-inflammatory action treats rheumatism.
Stem bark contains salicyclic acid from which aspirin was synthesized. Used as a sore throat gargle, for heartburn and to relieve arthritic pain.
Writer: Sydney Maupin, Staff Writer
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