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Natural Painkillers: How to Calm Chronic Pain

By on June 24, 2012 in Diseases, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments

 

There are many diseases that produce chronic and musculoskeletal pains: joint and muscle pains. Even if we want to live with the pain, it is not easy. And while we test various physical therapies (massage, exercise, physiotherapy), pain is bothering us until we can not tolerate it.

In such cases, we resort to painkillers. But, we can not take them for a long time, as they have adverse effects that mainly affect our digestive system and can cause us gastritis, including gastric ulcers.

Today, we present natural painkillers for chronic pain which can be helpful. Here they are:

Willow Bark

Willow bark is a very good alternative to relieve chronic pain, and there is evidence that it is safer and more effective than the anti-inflammatory (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory) prescription. The willow bark extract that proved effective in a recent study contained 60 mg of salicin per tablet.

Boswellia

The Boswellia serrata is a tree whose resin is widely used for pharmaceutical applications. In a study of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, all who used it reported a decrease in pain and inflammation of the knee, along with greater flexibility and increased the distance they could travel on foot. The dosage was 1,000 mg of Boswellia extract per day.

Devil’s claw

The Harpagophytum procumbens comes from the dry areas of southern Africa, and is known to relieve rheumatic pains. Osteoarthritis, gout, fibromyalgia and back pain may benefit from this herb.

The only contraindication to have these herbs is when you suffer from stomach ulcers. And if you tend to suffer from them, you have to take herbs that have less doses.

 

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