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Why should you use herbal analgesics instead of NSAIDS?

Herbal remedies are commonly used as alternative or complementary therapies for pain management, and there is a growing body of research evidence in support of using herbal analgesics instead of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Here are a few examples of such studies:

A review published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2013 found that herbal remedies such as ginger, turmeric, and willow bark can be effective in reducing pain and inflammation, with a lower risk of adverse effects compared to NSAIDs.

A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2010 found that a combination of ginger, feverfew, and white willow bark was more effective in reducing pain and improving mobility in patients with osteoarthritis compared to a placebo or an NSAID.

Another study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food in 2011 found that a combination of ginger, white willow bark, and capsaicin reduced pain and improved function in patients with knee osteoarthritis more effectively than an NSAID or a placebo.

Finally, here’s a compelling study whose results show that NSAIDs may actually make arthritis symptoms worse. Radiological Society of North America ttps://

It is important to note that these studies are limited and further research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits and limitations of herbal analgesics for pain management. Additionally, the use of herbal remedies should always be under the guidance of a healthcare provider, as they may interact with other medications and may have potential side effects.

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