This is a compelling article. Christina relates the back and nerve pain she suffers after the 7 major spinal surgeries she’s endured over her life. After deciding to stop taking prescription pain medications, she explored alternative methods to treat her pain in a more natural way.
One of the tools she she uses is a recipe she created for a warming ginger cayenne salve. She shares the recipe in this article. It uses 4 different herbs:
- Ginger which has anti-inflammatory properties and improves circulation. Ginger also has antiviral and antioxidant properties. It’s effective in treating muscle and joint pain.
- Cayenne which contains capsaicin, which blocks a neurotransmitter that communicates pain signals sent from the nerves to the central nervous system. This makes cayenne effective in treating muscle and nerve pain.
- A third herb that eases muscle pain, arthritis and other joint pain. It also has an anti-inflammatory property.
- A fourth herb that’s been used in folk medicine. It’s anti-inflammatory and ideal for treating sore muscles, bruises, and sprains
The recipe for the salve is pretty easy to make. Christina provides directions on different methods to infuse oil with herbs. She also shares different essential oils that you can add to the salve. Black pepper essential oil is one of my favorites. There are usage and safety notes.
To see Christina’s article, click on the Warming Ginger Cayenne Salve for Natural Pain Relief link below.