Many people shy away from prescribed muscle relaxers due to some strong side effects. That is why herbologist and homoeopathists, including some traditional medical doctors recommend the use of herbal muscle relaxer or sedatives made from medicinal plants.
Types of natural herbs with medicinal relaxing effects are:
Vervain: This has been long used as a medicinal herb but its popularity has lessened over time. Nevertheless, homoeopathists still believed in its aspirin properties to reduce inflammation and lessen minor pains. It also serves as a nerve tonic and has a calming effect, which also serves as an antidepressant. Vervain should not be used by pregnant women due to its powerful properties that induce abortion.
Horseradish: It commonly used for its diuretic properties which is effective in treating minor health problems; like ingrown toenails, cough, sinus problems, bronchitis, and urinary tract infection. As a muscle spasm and pain reliever, horseradish is used as a poultice and spread on the affected areas of the body to alleviate muscle pain.
Chamomile oil and Lavender: These are the two of best known essential massage and aromatherapy oils, and because aromatherapy is very effective in muscle pain relaxation they play big part as natural muscle relaxers.
Skullcap: When muscle is tight and spasm is about to take over, the best remedy would be a natural sedative that can calm the nervous systems; and that is what skullcap does.
Arnica oil: To alleviate bruise, sprains and relax muscles ointment and liniment like Arnica oil is best because they are good in lessening muscle pains and tensions during massage.
Caraway leaves: It has spasmodic properties, and can be chewed link mint to relieve muscle pains and spasms, but more than that, it can be used to treat colic in small children.
Herbal muscle relaxant provides short-term relief from muscle pains. It is cheap, and readily available as it can be bought over-the-counter, no prescription needed. Preparation is rather simple and straightforward. Most herbs are prepared by boiling and heating; and pounded if used as a poultice.
To ensure the availability of these herbs one can also grow his or her medicinal garden to ensure the availability of these natural wonders. Herbal muscle relaxer is also getting more popular as an alternate to prescription muscle relaxants because it has little or no side effects. Many pharmaceutical companies are now incorporating medicinal herbs in their production of muscle relaxing drugs.
Herbal muscle relaxer is now more popular than ever; they are very effective and less risky when proper dosage is administered. People should not try to concoct their own herbal remedy unless they have proper knowledge of the said plant or herb, and how best to use it. Consultation with your doctor is always a plus no matter what type of medicine you’re taking. Herbal remedies can do wonders for you, but you must know what the proper dosage is and how to use them.