For centuries, ginger has been widely used in Asian countries to relieve pain and especially that generated by arthritis and rheumatism. This food actually contains chemicals that reduce muscle inflammation. As these substances are natural, little or no side effects on health have been linked to the consumption of ginger.
Capsaicin (red pepper)
Capsaicin is a substance that we find in hot peppers. It has long been used to relieve chronic pain.
“Capsaicin works by destroying substance P, a compound that transmits the sensation of pain from the peripheral nervous system to the central nervous system. According to Dr. David Kiefer, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, the impact of this substance is felt 2 days after it is taken.
Root of the valerian
This root is usually used to combat sleep problems such as insomnia. It is also used to heal muscle spasms and cramps. Moreover, several pharmaceutical products are made from this plant. The consumption of this root reduces the pain of menstrual cramps and those related to the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes and anxiety.
The Devil’s Claw
The name of this natural painkiller should not scare us. Its effectiveness against pain has been scientifically proven. This South African herb has been tested by many and has proven its effectiveness in relieving the pain of arthritis and lower back pain.
All these natural painkillers that we just mentioned above help relieve pain and are not miracle products that act instantly.