Information on inflammation
Pain in inflammatory conditions is triggered because the nerve endings become irritated. It can be caused by numerous different medical conditions in the human body. Overuse and injury may also be the cause of nerve damage and irritation. When a person feels pain, it is an indication of a problem which needs to be solved but the pain itself needs to be relieved as well.
Chronic pain can sometimes lead to long term medical conditions and stress. Anti-inflammatory herbal remedies can also come in handy when it comes to relieving the pain and the good thing is that they usually do not trigger any side effects unlike the tradition anti-inflammatory drugs. Those herbs cannot cure the underlying condition which is the actual cause of pain and inflammation but they can relieve pain which is very important.
Willow bark and meadowsweet can be used as natural aspirin because they contain salicin that gets converted to salicylic acid in the stomach. They do not irritate the stomach like aspirin does and they can also be used for the treatment of stomach ulcers. Natural aspirins decrease the pain by reducing the production of certain chemicals in the body.
Feverfew can also be very efficient in reducing pain and relieving inflammatory conditions. Ginger is another plant that has been used for the reduction and treatment of pain and inflammatory conditions for many centuries. It can also come in very handy in relieving muscle pain and certain symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Pineapple can also be beneficial in relieving pain and inflammations due to its enzyme called bromelain. Ginseng, licorice and bupleurum can also be very efficient in relieving pain caused by inflammatory conditions because they stimulate certain glands and make them produce hormones which in charge of the inflammation reduction.
Licorice is also efficient in reducing certain side effects associated with cortisone. These herbs are also beneficial in boosting the immune system. Cat’s claw and Echinacea can also come in very handy when it comes to the treatment of inflammatory conditions and rheumatoid arthritis. Ayurvedic medicine recommends guggul for those who need to relieve pain caused by inflammatory conditions.
Another compound with similar properties which is actually an active compound in turmeric is called curcumin. It is also very good in reducing tenderness. Other herbs that can be used to relieve pain include devil’s claw, skullcap, lapachol, and yucca.