Daily life is not always as safe as we want it to be, and nobody is guaranteed from bruises, bumps and aches may affect you without any warning. Some pains can be caused by lingering conditions such as spinal stenosis, sciatica or arthritis. When you are in pain, the first thing you can think of is the usage of chemical painkillers like naproxen (Aleve), Motrin (ibuprofen), or acetaminophen (Tylenol).
Taking chemical drugs nearly always creates self-tapering action, adverse reactions, drug-to-drug interactions or negative cumulative effects. But using them is not the only way to get rid of the pain. If you happen to feel some pain, do not look for chemicals, but start from the least extreme and more natural remedy that may be as helpful as prescribed medication.
Let’s take a closer look at the 7 most effective pain relievers that are valued by many people for their exceptional ability to dull or even eliminate pain.
Willow Bark has long been known to people as a remedy able to reduce pains and aches and decrease inflammation and fever. It is one of the most popular natural painkillers that you can purchase at any healthy food store in the form of tea or a tincture. It is also produced as a food supplement.
The main healing component of willow bark is salicin, which has close relations with aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid. Salicin acts the same way as aspirin, but because of this, the willow bark usage leads to identical side effects. You cannot use the herb for a long period of time: it has a negative commutative effect and may affect your stomach, increase the danger of excess bleeding and worsen the functioning of your kidneys.
In addition, willow bark is not advisable for kids and you cannot mix it with other painkillers such as warfarin or similar anticoagulant medications, for this combination may cause excessive bleeding.