All About Back Pain Treatments

Celery Seed

These seeds are used to treat high blood pressure, nervousness and anxiety, muscle spasms, and to stimulate appetite.

Comfrey

Comfrey is used to treat the following: bedsores, stings, bruises, burns, dry skin, dermatitis, leg ulcers, rashes, and sunburn.

Chamomile: German and Roman (English)

Chamomile stimulates appetite, is used as a nerve tonic, and to aid sleep. It may be used as a mouthwash for minor mouth and gum infections.

Cats Claw

This herb is used to cleanse the intestinal tract, has antioxidant properties, may enhance the action of white blood cells and may act as an anti-inflammatory.

Stinging Nettle

It has been used for hundreds of years to treat eczema, gout, anemia, arthritis, and rheumatism (joint inflammation and pain).

St. John's Wort

This herb is used to treat depression, anxiety, insomnia, hyperinsomnia (excessive sleep), wounds, and hemorrhoids.

Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto is used to treat urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate gland. In addition, this herb may stimulate appetite and act as a diuretic.

Peppermint

This herb may enhance digestion and used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, morning sickness, menstrual cramps, poor appetite, gas, diarrhea, headache, migraine, and skin irritations.

Pau d'Arco

This herb contains naphthoquinones - chemical compounds with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle is used to treat psoriasis. This herb may also protect the liver from acetaminophen, a non-aspirin pain reliever.

Licorice

Licorice derivatives have been used to cleanse the colon, relieve bronchitis (increase fluidity of mucus), kill staph and strep infections and control candida.

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is from the same plant family as mint and contains tannins, eugenol, and terpenes. Tannins are antiviral—eugenol kills bacteria and relaxes muscle spasms—and terpenes are essential oils known to be antiviral and calming.

Kava Kava

Kavapyrones, a key chemical component in kava, is believed to impact the brain much the same way as certain pharmaceutical drugs. Kavalactone, another active chemical in kava, can numb the mouth, gums, and/or tongue.

Hawthorn

Hawthorn dilates coronary blood vessels, and may help deteriorating heart function, arteriosclerosis, mild types of arrhythmia, and anemia. It may also help lower cholesterol and build immunity.

Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract is an herbal preparation made from grapes. The extract contains oligomeric proanthocyandin (OPC), an important antioxidant.
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