BackpainsIt is possible to say that back pain is a curse of our times. It is reported that every 8 of 10 American are familiar with this problem, and every 4 of 10 Americans have serious problems with back, which are connected with spasmodic and chronic pains, the necessity to stay in bed for long periods of time and so on. In many situations, back pain starts suddenly without any warning signs, that is why in order to stop it, many of us tend to use powerful anabolic and anti-inflammatory medicines. However, no one should forget that there are also very effective and well-known herbal remedies for back pains which can assist in reducing painful syndromes and fastening the process of total recovery.

For an instant relief of pains in back or low back, many specialists recommend using Cayenne pepper (Capsicum spp.). This natural remedy contains capsaicin, a very powerful chemical with strong pain-relieving properties, which is used in many pharmaceuticals and analgesics. For example, you can get a pain-relieving plaster or cream containing Cayenne pepper. Or, you can add the powder of this natural analgesic to your skin cream, mix it well until the cream becomes pink and apply the cream directly to your back. You can makeĀ  a homemade tincture (add 1/2 ounce of Cayenne pepper to 500 ml of alcohol and keep for three weeks), or just use mashed peppers to apply directly on skin.

When you experience back pains, you can use also natural pain relievers, such as Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria L), Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens), Angelica, burdock or Willow bark. You can drink herbal teas with these natural analgesics on a regular basis. The other group of herbs which can also be helpful for handling back pains is anti-inflammatory agents, including Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens), Ginger, Chamomile, Echinacea, Rosemary, Saw Palmetto, Licorice and others. Those people, who suffer from muscle spasms should use such herbs as Black Haw (Viburnum prunifolium) and Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus), which are very powerful natural relaxants. Use 1-2 tablespoons of the mentioned herbs to prepare herbal teas and drink 100-150 ml of such tea 2-3 times a day.

Natural remedies can be used for other anti-back pains therapies. When massaging your back, the specialist should use Mint oil, Turpentine oil, Mustard oil or Garlic oil, which can relief pains. Finally, even such a simple thing as drinking a cup of tea or a glass of warm water with a tea-spoon of honey can help to improve the situation with the back. At that, every person, who suffers from one or another problem related to back pains should always keep in mind that using herbal remedies for pack pain will have positive effects only in combination with effective exercises and weight loss programs, as well as proper regime of motion and rest. Use herbal remedies for your benefit and be always healthy!

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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