Medicinal Plants that Relieve the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia
To date, the causes of fibromyalgia remain unknown and the disease is treated in many different ways. Practicing healthy habits, following the doctor’s recommendations, balanced diet and use of these medicinal plants can contribute to better coping with fibromyalgia.
Plants that can alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia
Have you ever wondered if there are healing herbs that can help you with fibromyalgia? According to the Department of Psychology at the Federal University of Sergipe (Brazil), nature offers several remedies that can reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
We still need to clarify here that they cannot cure this condition. In other words, you can’t expect to feel like the time in which you performed your daily tasks without a trace of pain or fatigue. These herbs can only alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia, making them more bearable when you apply them in combination with other therapies and healing strategies – such as prescription drugs, counseling and advice about nutrition. Before that, let’s look at the benefits of these herbs. They can:
- Improve the quality of sleep
- Reduce the symptoms of depression
- Reduce Pain
- Alleviate joint stiffness
- Suppress inflammation
- Reduce anxiety
- Fight against fatigue
Let’s take a look at the herbs that are most useful in fibromyalgia:
- Devil’s claw
This plant, known as Harpagophytum, can be found in herbal stores and pharmacies in the form of tablets or tea bags. The Ministry of Health of Germany recommended that every person who suffers from joint pain, rheumatism and arthritis should consume this herb. Devil’s claw has anti-inflammatory effect and effectively relieves painful sensations. And do you know what’s best in this case? There are no side effects. Something we can’t really say about the use of traditional medicines.
Devil’s claw also assists the body in the process of recovery after trauma and helps with digestive problems and gastrointestinal system. This herb is suitable for fibromyalgia. It is advisable to consume it every morning.
- St John’s Wort
The most famous representative of Hypericum perforatum is St John’s Wort. It’s known as an effective remedy against sadness, discouragement and mild depression, which are associated with fibromyalgia. In addition, hypericin tea supplies the body with organic acids, essential oils, keratin, limonene and tannins. It is a true natural wonder worth taking it on a daily basis – morning and afternoon.
- Cayenne Pepper
Surely you’re not surprised. It is widely believed that cayenne pepper provokes inflammation. The truth is that it is very healthy, along with garlic, ginger and mustard seed.
The power of cayenne pepper is due to the contents of capsaicin, which stimulates the release of substances that relieve pain. We are confident that you’ve heard about some creams for external use, which contain capsaicin in order to reduce the pain. So don’t worry – try to relieve your condition by consuming 2 cups of tea with cayenne pepper daily.
The best way to get the maximum benefit from the properties of this herb is to prepare the following drink. What is needed is a bag of green tea. Put it into a cup of hot water. Sprinkle with a pinch of cayenne pepper and add a few drops of lemon juice. Allow the drink to stand for a few minutes and then flavor it with a teaspoon of honey. Try this healing drink! You will notice its beneficial impact very fast.