Homeopathic pain relief formulas are the 100 percent natural, safe and most powerful anti-inflammatory agents on the market today.
It also acts as a highly effective lubricant for joints, muscles, and other tissues. Homeopathic pain relief formulas are also immune system modulators, which can be effective against autoimmune diseases.
All of these characteristics contribute to its ability to act as an analgesic by eliminating the source of pain (inflamed and irritated tissues) so that there is no pain impulse; therefore, homeopathic pain relief formulas are most effective in relieving all types of arthritic pain.
Ingredients in Homeopathic Pain Relief Formulas
White willow bark (Salix species) is the main and most important ingredient in most FDA-registered natural homeopathic pain formulations.
The Chinese have used the bark of the majestic white willow (Salix alba) as medicine for centuries due to its ability to reduce fever and relieve pain.
The native Indians of the North American continent used the bark of indigenous willows as medicine to relieve pain and lower fever.
White willow contains salicin, which when used as an active ingredient is converted by the body into salicylic acid.
The first aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) was made from a herb, meadowsweet, which contained similar salicin. All aspirin is now chemically synthesized, and it’s no wonder that white willow bark is often referred to as “herbal aspirin.”
Another ingredient in most homeopathic pain relief formulas is Boswellia, also known as boswellin or “Indian frankincense.” Boswellic acids contained in the gummy resin from the bark of the Boswellia serrata tree that grows in the dry hills of India, have been used for centuries by traditional Indian healers for their anti-inflammatory properties.
Modern preparations made from a purified extract of this resin and packaged in pill or cream form are used to reduce inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Unlike conventional NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen, the accepted treatments for joint inflammation, Boswellia is not known to cause stomach irritation.
How do homeopathic pain relief formulas work?
Prostaglandins are hormone-like compounds in the human body that cause discomfort, pain, and inflammation.
The salicylic acid in white willow bark reduces the levels of prostaglandins in the body. While it may take longer to start working than aspirin, it lasts longer and, unlike aspirin, it does not cause stomach bleeding or other known adverse effects.
Specifically, white willow bark helps relieve acute and chronic arthritic pain due to its power to reduce prostaglandin levels in the human body. Some arthritis sufferers who take white willow bark have experienced less swelling and inflammation and eventually greater mobility in the back, knees, hips, and other joints.
Added to this are the anti-inflammatory properties of Boswellia, which actively relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.