Herbal Remedies for Pain
There are few general pain relievers in the herbal materia medica. In western herbalism, pain is associated with the nervous system.
To block or eliminate the feeling of pain, anodynes are used. The anti-inflammatory St. John's wort is used both internally and externally. Counterirritants are used externally and work by overstimulating nerve endings that transmit the pain impulse, effectively blocking it. Adjunct Therapy: baths (warm and hot)
Herbs Used To Treat Pain