Information on Pain, to relieve

DescriptionThere are few general pain relievers in the herbal materia medica. In western herbalism, pain is associated with the nervous system.
Treatment PlanTo block or eliminate the feeling of pain, anodynes are used. The anti-inflammatory St. John's wort is used both internally and externally. Counterirritants are used externally and work by overstimulating nerve endings that transmit the pain impulse, effectively blocking it.

Adjunct Therapy: baths (warm and hot)

Herbal Remedies for Pain, to relieve

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Jamaican Dogwoodanodynetincture
St. John's Wortanti-inflammatorytincture, tablet, capsule
Wintergreencounterirritantoil externally