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What are some herbal pain relievers?

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Capsaican, ginger, feverfew, and devil's claw are herbal pain relievers, according to Everyday Health. Other herbal pain relievers include willow bark, turmeric and cloves, claims Healthline.

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Capsaicin works by depleting substance P, a compound that conveys the pain sensation, from the peripheral to the central nervous system, according to Everyday Health. Experts believe ginger helps with joint and muscle pain due to phytochemicals in it that stop inflammation. Feverfew treats headaches, stomach aches, toothaches, migraines and arthritis. Devil's claw is may be effective in managing arthritis and lower back pain.

Willow bark treats headaches, lower back pain and osteoarthritis, according to Healthline. People use turmeric for indigestion, ulcers and psoriasis.

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