Chronic pain is an unfortunate fact of life – in the US alone, chronic pain affects about 1 in 5 people. If you suffer from chronic pain and don’t seem to respond to the treatment, it may be a good idea to try a natural way.
Holistic, natural painkillers not only exist but are very effective as well. Depending on the type of the pain you’re having and it’s strength, natural painkillers can be used as a whole treatment , as an add-on to your conventional treatment, or as a replacement for an ineffective treatment.
Here are 3 best natural painkillers that can treat almost any chronic pain.
Boswellia or Indian Frankincense is a plant native to India, Africa and Middle East, and is known for its aromatic oil. This plant has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can therefore treat many different health problems, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis,
- Stiff, painful joints,
- Muscle pain,
- Ulcerative colitis,
- And even asthma.
Some studies have shown that Boswellia is as effective as Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs, which are the most commonly used drugs for pain management.
Astaxanthin, a naturally occurring carotenoid pigment found in microalgae Haematococcus, is a powerful painkiller. This carotenoid is also known as “The king of the carotenoids” because it truly is – several studies have found that Astaxanthin has the ability to inhibit many known inflammation mediators. In other words, Astaxanthin is an excellent remedy for many inflammatory conditions, including:
- Joint pain,
- Muscle pain,
- Any kind of chronic pain.
The popular spice Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and therefore many health benefits. Turmeric is a natural painkiller and an antioxidant that helps protect the body from the damaging free radicals. This spice can be used for the treatment of many health problems, including:
Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis,
- Joint and muscle pain,
- Muscle spasms,
- And even cancer.