Natural Muscle Relaxers To Reduce Muscle Pain

How to Reduce Muscle Pain Using Natural Muscle Relaxer 

Muscle spasm is a painful and an uncomfortable condition and that limits movement, affect your work performance and forces you to look out for some solution.

How to Reduce the Muscle Relaxers 

How to Reduce the Muscle Relaxers

Most of us head towards over the counter muscle relaxants to get rid of muscle soreness. Synthetic muscle relaxants act on the nervous system rather than the muscular system. After taking these prescription drugs the communication between your brain and your nervous system gets shut off, and you do not experience any pain. This is the reason why you sometimes experience side-effects such as brain fog, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, urinary retention and dry mouth after taking muscle relaxing pills. Also, after some time, the pain is back, and you need to take those pills again. In the long run, you get addicted.
Synthetic muscle relaxers are not the only solution, and there are natural muscle relaxers that are equally effective and safe. They relax muscles, eases the muscle tension, fights inflammation, reduces pain and calms the nerves.
Read this article until the end and learn about the natural ways to treat muscle spasm.

Top Natural Muscle Relaxers

1.Epsom Salt Bath Natural Muscle Relaxer-

Magnesium sulfate present in Epsom salt makes it a natural painkiller. When our muscles get worn out extra fluid gets accumulated that causes stiffness and pain. Epsom salt draws up this extra fluid in the muscles. Also, magnesium enters the body via the skin and stabilizes the inflammatory response. Thus, it acts as one of the best natural muscle relaxers.

Epsom Salt Bath Natural Muscle Relaxer

Epsom Salt Bath Natural Muscle Relaxer

Add a cup of Epsom salt to the bathtub filled with warm water and soak yourself in it for 15 to 20 minutes. Pat yourself dry and then relax.

2.Chamomile Tea Natural Muscle Relaxer-

Chamomile is rich in flavonoid and has muscle relaxing and anti-inflammatory properties. Drinking chamomile tea promotes the healing of muscles. It is also found useful in relaxing the muscles of the uterus and relieve menstrual cramps.

Chamomile Tea Natural Muscle Relaxer

Chamomile Tea Natural Muscle Relaxer

Steep a teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers in a cup of steaming water for 15 minutes. Strain the solution and add a teaspoon of honey to taste. Drink this concoction two times in a day. Drink the tea when it is warm.

*If you are taking diabetic medicines then please consult your doctor before having chamomile tea.

You may also have a massage with chamomile essential oil. It will provide quick relief from pain and tightness. But, make sure to dilute chamomile essential oil with some carrier oil such as jojoba oil or coconut oil.

3. Arnica Oil Natural Muscle Relaxer-

Arnica is anti-inflammatory. It acts as a vasodilator and stimulates the blood flow and treats muscle damage. So when Arnica oil is rubbed onto the affected area, it reduces the muscle soreness. Arnica oil is also useful in conditions such as carpal tunnel and osteoarthritis.

Arnica Oil Natural Muscle Relaxer

Arnica Oil Natural Muscle Relaxer

Massage the affected area with Arnica oil until the oil is completely absorbed. Repeat this 3-4 times in a day.

*Make sure to shake the bottle of Arnica oil properly before using it.

4. Rosemary Natural Muscle Relaxer-

This commonly used spice in your kitchen. It is not only meant to impart flavour and aroma to cuisine but is also owed with numerous health benefits. It is a natural muscle relaxer. It promotes the circulation of blood and reduces the pain and inflammation. You can use both rosemary herb tea and rosemary essential oil to get rid of muscular spasm.

Rosemary Natural Muscle Relaxer

Rosemary Natural Muscle Relaxer

To make the rosemary herbal tea, add a teaspoon of dried rosemary to a cup of boiling water. Wait for 10 minutes and then strain and drink the solution.
Massage with rosemary essential oil mix a few drops of it with olive oil or coconut oil and massage the affected part.

5. Cayenne Pepper Natural Muscle Relaxer-

cayenne pepper contains compound capsaicin that is a natural analgesic. It hinders the activation of the pain transmitters in the brain. In this way, it relieves muscle stiffness and reduces inflammation.

Cayenne Pepper Natural Muscle Relaxer

Cayenne Pepper Natural Muscle Relaxer

Mix one teaspoon of cayenne pepper to a half cup of warm olive oil. Massage the affected area with it and leave it for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, wipe it off.

6. Peppermint oil muscle relaxer-

Peppermint oil has been used as a natural muscle relaxer since ages. Any kind of pain such as backache, muscle soreness or leg pain and you can rely on peppermint essential oil to get rid of it. It improves the blood circulation and also reduces swelling. Thus, it eases pain and inflammation.
Dilute peppermint oil with olive oil and massage the affected area.

• Do not take peppermint essential oil orally and use it on the skin only after
So, next time when you suffer from muscle soreness, try any of the above mentioned natural muscle relaxers. But also make sure to take proper rest (this also means not to over rest), drink lots of water, try gentle stretching exercises, increase the dietary intake of magnesium and calcium and cut pain foods from your diets such as alcohol, sugar, caffeine and trans fats.

*If you are a pregnant woman, lactating mother or taking any medicines do consult your doctor before taking or applying any of the natural muscle relaxers

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.