How Do Herbal Analgesics Work?

Reviewed on 10/6/2021

HOW DO HERBAL ANALGESICS WORK?

Herbal analgesics are natural products effective in reducing pain, soreness, and inflammation associated with various conditions.

Herbal analgesics consist of components that are used as pain relievers or anti-inflammatory agents. They work by inhibiting pain signals to the brain or interfering with the interpretation of those signals. Additionally, they decrease inflammation by inhibiting the release of inflammatory cells.

HOW ARE HERBAL ANALGESICS USED?

Herbal analgesics are used for treating pain, soreness, and inflammation associated with:

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF HERBAL ANALGESICS?

Although most herbal analgesics are safe, some of them may occasionally cause the following side effects including:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

WHAT ARE NAMES OF HERBAL ANALGESICS?

Generic and brand names of herbal analgesics include:

  • 2-amino-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranose
  • 2-Aminodeoxyglucose sulfate
  • 5-HTP
  • 5Hydroxytryptophan
  • Aconite
  • Aconitum
  • Adams needle
  • African chilies
  • African ginger
  • Aloe yucca
  • Amino monosaccharide
  • Articulin
  • Articulin F
  • Ausanil
  • Basket willow
  • Bay willow
  • Bear grass
  • Betula sp
  • Birch
  • Black ginger
  • Brittle willow
  • Butcher's broom
  • Cannabis
  • Capsaicin
  • Capsicum
  • Cat's claw
  • Cayenne
  • CDS
  • Chili pepper
  • Chitosamine
  • Chondroitin sulfate
  • Cochin ginger
  • Condroitin
  • Curcuma longa
  • Curcumin
  • Dagger plant
  • Dimethyl sulfone
  • DMSO2
  • Flex-a-min
  • G6S
  • GAG
  • Galactosaminoglucuronoglycan
  • Ganja
  • Garbato casha
  • Ginger
  • Glucosamine & Chondroitin with MSM
  • Glucosamine sulfate
  • Glucosamine sulfate/chondroitin sulfate/MSM
  • Glucose6 phosphate
  • Glucose6 sulfate
  • GNC Triflex
  • Green chili pepper
  • Griffonia simplicifolia
  • Hash
  • Hashish
  • Hemp
  • Hydroxytryptophan
  • Imber
  • Jamaica ginger
  • Jews myrtle
  • Joint Movement Glucosamine with Chondroitin-MSM
  • Joshua tree
  • Knee holly
  • L-5-HTP
  • L5 hydroxytryptophan
  • Life giving vine of Peru
  • Louisiana long pepper
  • Marijuana
  • Mary Jane
  • Methylsulfonylmethane
  • Mexican chilies
  • Mohave yucca
  • Monkshood
  • MSM
  • MSM glucosamine chondroitin
  • Osier rouge
  • Osteo Bi-Flex plus MSM
  • Osteo biflex plus MSM
  • Our Lord's candle
  • Oxitriptan
  • Paprika
  • Paraguaya
  • Pettigree
  • Pimento
  • Pot
  • Purple osier
  • Race ginger
  • Red pepper
  • Reefer
  • Rhizoma zingerberis
  • Rhizome
  • Ruscus aculeatus
  • Salicis cortex
  • Salix species
  • Salix spp
  • Sheng jiang
  • Shokyo
  • Soapweed
  • Spanish bayonet
  • Sulfated monosaccharide
  • Sweet broom
  • Tabasco pepper
  • Tambor hausca
  • Thorny fragon
  • Triflex
  • Tript-OH
  • Turmeric
  • Turmeric root
  • Una de gato
  • Una de gavilan
  • Uncaria guianensis
  • Uncaria tomentosa
  • Violet willow
  • Weed
  • White willow
  • Wild Curcuma
  • Willow bark
  • Yucca
  • Zingibain
  • Zingiber officinale
  • Zingiberis

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/analgesics-herbals

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