6 medicinal plants with anti-inflammatory and analgesic action to reduce inflammation and pain naturally


From a headache through back pain , sprains , migraines , osteoarthritis , etc. we can reduce pain and inflammation naturally with medicinal plants .

If you prefer to use medicinal herbs to take care of yourself naturally through herbal medicine, in this article you will find some of the qualities of 6 plants that we have chosen for their high anti-inflammatory and analgesic potential.

There are 6 medicinal herbs that are very useful and helpful in this regard. We show them to you!


6 Analgesic and anti-inflammatory medicinal plants

curcuma properties  Turmeric :

This root has been used in Asian countries such as India for 4,000 years due to its great diversity of medicinal properties.

It is used for both internal and external use in beauty and cosmetics, in fact, it is very popular to prepare a Turmeric Facial Mask to have young and luminous skin.

Among its therapeutic uses, its great anti-inflammatory power is known even in cases of osteoarthritis and arthritis in which it has proven to be highly effective. Its anti-inflammatory potential is very useful in acute and chronic cases. But this is just one of the medicinal uses of turmeric, discover many more in my post on the Properties of Turmeric .

And if you dare, I give you some tips so you can Grow Turmeric at home.

devil's claw properties  Devil’s claw:

It is a plant native to Africa. Traditionally it has been used to improve digestion, as a cleanser and against fever.

But also, Devil’s Claw is a medicinal plant with great power to reduce both pain and inflammation, being effective even for degenerative bone conditions. Find out more about the Benefits of Devil’s Claw .

It is also a very useful plant to reduce pain and inflammation in cases of bumps and sprains.

It can be taken internally or applied with poultices in the affected area or areas.

verbena properties  Verbena:

It is a plant native to Europe. Verbena has been part of popular medicine for generations due to its wide range of uses: congestion, cough, insomnia, liver problems, irregular menstrual periods….

And, of course, Verbena is very effective in fighting both inflammation and pain due to its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and sedative properties.

Verbena is a truly wonderful plant: It relieves headaches associated with painful periods, and in migraines in general, it reduces rheumatic pain and spasms. You want to know more? Find out more about the benefits of Verbena .

laurel properties Laurel:

Currently we cannot forget to add some bay leaves when preparing some recipes, right? Although today it is a widely used spice, especially in Mediterranean cuisine, it is also part of the natural remedies that have been used from generation to generation.

Laurel is especially beneficial in reducing rheumatic pain and painful menstruation. Laurel is also capable of relieving muscle aches and reducing inflammation in cases of rheumatism, bruises and blows.

Know in detail the Properties and uses of Laurel .

arnica properties  Arnica :

Also known as mountain tobacco, Arnica belongs to the same botanical family as chamomile and marigold or marigold flower.

This is a medicinal plant traditionally used to reduce inflammation and pain in cases of blows, trauma, sprains, sprains, tears and muscle pain, dislocations or also chronic inflammation such as arthritis.

Find out more about the Benefits of Arnica and how it is used .

white willow bark properties White willow bark:

The sixth option that we propose is another natural remedy that has been used for thousands of years to relieve pain and inflammation and even lower fever.

It is very effective for rheumatic pain, muscle pain, headache, menstrual pain, tendonitis, etc.

How are these medicinal plants used?

There are two ways to use them:

  • Preparing an infusion

Put a teaspoon of the dried plant in a cup and fill it with very hot water (it does not have to come to a boil). Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Then it is filtered and drunk little by little. It can be taken up to a maximum of three cups a day for a maximum period of two weeks in a row.

  • Externally

Making poultices, plasters, masks or even applying the same infusion of the plant in the area to be treated directly.

In addition to these medicinal plants, there is an enzyme called Bromelain that is found in some tropical fruits (such as papaya and  pineapple ) that is able to help reduce inflammation and pain.

Remember that this is general information and in no case is it a substitute for medical advice. Medicinal plants should not be used in children under 12 years of age. If you are under pharmacological treatment, consult your doctor and / or pharmacist before taking any medicinal plant because it can interact with medicines.



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