Remedies for Neuralgia

In addition to medical treatment, there are also natural remedies for neuralgia that can be used to reduce symptoms and offer pain relief. These include:

  • Sticking to a diet high in protein, fats, and carbohydrates
  • Taking a daily supplement of B-complex vitamins to boost immunity and prevent infections
  • Tissue salts to improve cellular health in the nervous system and organs of the body
  • Herbs for neuralgia such as Toothache tree and German chamomile for their anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Herbs such as Burdock and Devil’s Claw to treat conditions such as sciatica, arthritis, and rheumatism that may be causing symptoms of neuralgia
  • Herbal therapists generally consider Henbane, Jamaican dogwood, and St. John’s Wort as the three most important herbs to treat nerve pain. Jamaican dogwood is especially useful in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and facial neuralgia. St. John’s Wort on the other hand is a medicinal herb used to treat inflammation, nerve pain and nerve injury
  • Vervain is a popular herbal remedy for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia as well. Vervain is used to strengthen the nervous system and treat depression
  • Meadowsweet is a herbal supplement used as an analgesic and can treat many health problems including neuralgia
  • Wild yam is used for its anti-spasmodic and relaxant properties and may provide relief from the symptoms of neuralgia
  • Other herbs that work as nerve relaxants include Black Cohosh, Valerian, Skullcap, and Passionflower.
  • Cayenne and Turmeric may be used for their anti-inflammatory properties
Some cases of neuralgia can be life threatening. Keeping this in mind, consult with your doctor before beginning any new treatment for neuralgia and always make sure you visit a trained and experienced herbal therapist. 
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