One of the most desirable remedial effects of Kratom is to suppress pain. Many people suffer from day to day problems like a headache, body ache, etc. Some more advanced illnesses are of chronic disease related. For example, a patient with arthritis or osteoporosis will feel the joint pain most of the time.
For those who want a non-drug, therapeutic cure, Kratom is the most helpful. Unfortunately, Kratom is not readily available in all parts of the world.
There are some areas which don’t come in the range of any Kratom supplier.
In that case, using an equally good natural analgesia is the hard. This article is the natural analgesic which you can use in non-availability of Kratom.
Kratom as a natural pain killer
Kratom and pain control are two terms which go side by side. Using Kratom for mild to chronic pains is extremely beneficial. The Southeast Asian tree is famous for its healing properties worldwide. (1, 2)
Kratom may sound doubtful for some people but using it for medicinal reasons is fair. It is not as such a drug, but as natural healers, it is always available to help. If you need a pain suppressing herb but can’t access Kratom, following list will coin more names. User reviews approve these for the pain relieving property.
1) Cannabidiol or CBD Oil
Cannabidiol, commonly famous by its abbreviation CBD oil is another natural solution for pain. The name shows that it is a chemical and not a plant itself.
Cannabidiol occurs naturally in hemp and cannabis plants.
The popular myth which says that marijuana or cannabis treats pain is true. It has legal challenges based on its psychedelic effects.
For medical reasons, cannabidiol is legal to use. It is under research for more beneficial effects.
There are absolutely no narcotic effects of cannabidiol. It means a user cannot get high which is usually a property of cannabis.
In fact, cannabidiol can neutralize the effects of marijuana.
The pain killing potential of cannabidiol is equally good as Kratom. In some cases, it works better than Kratom too.
Using cannabidiol based products is far better than using analgesic drugs. Using it for one time shows effects for 6-7 hours maximum.
The cannabidiol you may find commonly is usually extracted from hemp and not cannabis to avoid legal complications. (5)
2) White Willow Bark
White willow bark has a history of its medicinal uses. It is a modern treatment for fever and swelling in Chinese and European traditional medicines.
For pain, white willow bark is helpful for some pain such as a headache, back ache, body ache and internal inflammation. (6)
The internal inflammation healing also heals the chronic disease related illnesses, i.e., arthritis, tendonitis, osteoporosis, and systemic lupus erythematosus. (7)
White willow bark has an active compound called salicin. It is abundant in stem and leaves of it.
Polyphenols and flavonoids inside white willow bark are natural immuno boosting agents. They have antiseptic and antioxidant properties with healing benefits.
The structure of salicin is same as aspirin which is a chemical based analgesic compound. White willow bark has an important impact for extracting aspirin from it.
It was years later that pharmaceutical companies started making chemical based aspirin.
It is not suitable for underage children. In adults, a moderate dose, i.e., 1-3 grams per day for pain relief. (8)
3) Wild Opium Lettuce
Lactuca serriola is commonly famous as wild opium lettuce. You may see it naturally growing on road sides. When the soil has high asphalt content, it favors the growth of wild opium.
Most of the people consider wild opium as an unnecessary weed. It doesn’t even appear like a beautiful plant which anyone can use for ornamental reasons. It releases milk like sap which has same effects as opium.
For the direct use, people break the leaves of wild opium lettuce and collect the sap. It is a latex like sap which becomes semi solid. The manufacturers make soft gel balls of it and sell it for medicinal reasons.
If there is wild opium lettuce’s vegetation around you, you can collect and make the opium lettuce tablets by yourself. The highlighting effect of it is a numb feeling.
It is not a “high” feeling but a temporary feeling to block the sensation. It is a widely used technique to suppress pain.
Wild opium lettuce doesn’t have opium in it. It is not even a species of opium. (9)
It is only the beneficial effects which mimic the effects of opium.
Other than pain relief, it is useful for persistent coughs, mitigation of a whooping cough, the sun burns, and similar other diseases. (10)
Despite its popularity as the same compound as opium, it is legal and safe natural medicine.
Overdosing effects of wild opium lettuce and Kratom are similar. They both can cause nausea, dizziness, stress, and anxiety. It suggests using only a moderate amount.
1-2 grams is enough to bring the healing effects. You can infuse it in tea for enjoying the flavor. It becomes powerful when the user smokes it.
4) Kava Kava
The famous Kava Kava is often in comparison with Kratom for its effects. It is botanically called Piper methysticin. It has muscle relaxing and soothing effects for the body, like Kratom.
In large doses, it also works as a good pain killer and euphoric compound. (11)
Many people will tell you that you will get hallucinations after using Kava kava, but that’s not always true. This is an overdosing effect which doesn’t apply to every user.
Kava Kava contains a chemical called nuciferine which is helpful for anxiety, stress, insomnia, epilepsy and ADD.
For the daily minor pains, Kava kava provides the most effective benefits but do not over dose it. It may harm liver when you overdose it. (12)
One can use Kava Kava tea by boiling 3-5 fresh flowers in water.
The standard dose should be no more than grams to moderate effects. Kava Kava is also available in capsules and powder form.
5) Blue Lotus
Nymphaea caerulea or blue lotus is a beautiful flower which has natural aphrodisiac properties. It is a natural pain killer which helps to overcome minor illnesses to a migraine, muscular spasms, and tinnitus. (13)
The pain killing effect is active but not very powerful like Kratom. It works well for cramps and headaches but not joint pain due to chronic diseases. If anyone wants a mild pain killer for routine use, blue lotus can be an immense help. (14)
Contrary to the common confusion, blue lotus is not the lotus also known as Nelumbo nucifera. Blue lotus is water lily, and there is no blue flower in lotus family.
Blue lotus grows naturally anywhere in moderate climatic conditions. People also use it in tea, wine, and martinis for potentiating effects.
In combination with alcohol, it effects are high towards stress relief, relaxation and soothing sensation. This is only a minute form of what you call a high feeling. Using for human consumption is safe.
Cannabis and blue lotus share similarities but cannabis is an intense form of it.
Usage of the blue lotus is easy. Soak 10-20 grams of blue lotus petals or whole flowers in alcohol for two to three weeks. Use it directly. One can also make blue lotus tea by boiling the fresh flowers in water for 20 minutes. (15)
General instructions for using herbal analgesic
Using herbal alternatives of chemical based analgesic drugs is a safer and healthier option. It brings more benefits and less damaging effects.
However, herbal pain killers like Kratom, Kava Kava, cannabidiol oil, etc. are also highly dosage sensitive.
Being herbal doesn’t mean you can eat it in extreme quantity. Follow the specific dosage guideline before using any herbal analgesic compound.
All these pain relieving solutions are for adults. They are strictly not for the use of children. Breast feeding and pregnant women need extreme care. Therefore., they cannot experiment with any such remedial herb.
Patients on any regular medication need to consult their doctor. Avoiding any possible interaction between herbal and chemical medicines is essential.
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