Treat Fibromyalgia Naturally with These Herbs

Capsacin is found in Cayenne pepper and is an effective, natural analgesic and is used in many pain-relieving creams.

Fibromyalgia is an ailment that causes muscle pain and fatigue.  People who suffer from fibromyalgia usually have areas of the body that are particularly sensitive to pain.  The most common areas associated with fibromyalgia pain are the neck, back, shoulders, arms, legs and hips.  Fibromyalgia is very painful and uncomfortable, so finding the right treatment is very important.  Here will show you some herbs to treat fibromyalgia naturally.

A large percentage of people with fibromyalgia (between 80 and 90%) are women. Though the exact cause is unknown, this ailment is frequently associated with traumatic events and periods of elevated stress, recurring lesions, general discomfort and certain illnesses.

Cayenne Pepper

It’s been found that Cayenne pepper has properties that treat fibromyalgia symptoms.  Capsacin, found in cayenne peppers, is an effective, natural pain-reliever.  Many pain-relieving creams are made with Cayenne pepper because of its ability to relieve muscle pain.

cayenne pepper

To relieve fibromyalgia pain, drink a cup of Cayenne pepper tea, made by mixing one teaspoon of the pepper with a cup of hot water.  It’s best to prepare it in the morning to drink throughout the day.  Otherwise you run the risk of severely irritating the digestive system.




St. John’s Wort

Another herb that helps fight fibromyalgia is St. John’s wort of the genus Hypericum.  It’s a medium-sized plant that produces elongated yellow flowers.  This herb is used mostly for treating depression, and has shown good results in this regard.  Remember that depression is one of the main symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, so anything that works to fight it is a big help.St. John's Wort

As if that weren’t enough, in addition to fighting depression, St. John’s Wort also eases pain and treats insomnia.  The best way to take this remedy is in capsules or supplements like those sold in pharmacies or natural goods stores.  Some people make a tea with the flowers, so that’s also an option.

Despite being a herb, St. John’s Wort can interact with some medications like antidepressants, birth control and others; therefore, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist before you begin taking any supplement.  To believe that medicinal  plants are completely harmless is a mistake.  In fact, many of the drugs available today are based on chemicals first discovered in plants.

Harpagophytum

harpagophytum

Harpagophytum is popularly known as “Devil’s claw”.  It gets its name from its fruits, which are woody capsules with sharp spines and a hooked end.  The compounds in this herb are very effective at fighting ailments like arthritis.  This is how it came to be used for fibromyalgia, with good results.

“Devil’s claw” possesses powerful analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, useful in reducing the pain associated with fibromyalgia.  In addition, it stimulates the appetite, lowers cholesterol, detoxifies, and calms intestinal spasms.  The most common ways to use this herb are: to apply an extract of the plant directly to the painful areas, prepare an infusion, or take it in capsule form.