Herbs For Nerve Pain
Anyone suffering from nerve pain knows first hand the stress and anxiety it can cause. When the nervous system becomes overactive and the nerves become overly sensitive to touch, it can leave you feeling on edge. There is no doubt that nerve pain can be debilitating, but there are herbs that may help a variety of nerve pain conditions, including sciatica, neuropathy, post surgery issues, and more.
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By increasing blood flow to the brain, skullcap helps ease anxiety and calms an overactive nervous system. It also reduces pain associated with inflammation, which is a common problem associated with nerve damage. Skullcap is a wonderful herb for reducing the pain associated with inflammation, a root cause of nerve pain for many. Skullcap can also reduce anxiety and calm the nervous system, which can be a growing problem for those suffering from pain issues.
Lobelia can often offer much needed relief from pain, even when other measures have failed. It exercises a soothing influence over nerve irritability, and a distinct pain relieving anodyne result ensues.
Wood Betony is a well known nerve tonic that has been used successfully in the treatment of painful nerve conditions, including diabetic neuropathy. It has an ever so slightly relaxant effect upon the nervous system, easing mild states of unease, tension and anxiety, while at the same time providing a deeper level of nourishment and strength to the nerves.
White Willow Bark
The bark of white willow contains salicin, a chemical similar to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), which reduces the production of pain-inducing chemicals in your nerves. In combination with the herb's powerful anti-inflammatory plant compounds (called flavonoids), salicin is thought to be responsible for the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects of the herb.
St. John’s Wort
St. John's wort is perhaps one of the most important herbs when it comes to treating conditions of the nerve. Studies have shown that St John's Wort produces prolonged relief of a condition of acute thermal and chemical pain and relieves nerve injury, including that related to chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain. There is evidence supporting St. John's wort ability to repair the nerve sheath, making it an effective herb for long term results.