Neuropathy is a general term referred to the damages in the nerves or sickening of nerves leading to an undefined symptoms ranging from weakness, numbness, tingling, and burning or painful sensations. Watching your loved one suffer nerve problems can be heart-breaking and frustrating due to the reason that it might take months and years to diagnose the underlying cause.
The symptoms in the meanwhile may get worse, due to the degenerative nature of this condition. This condition can be consequent to injury, infections, exposure to toxins or diabetes. Let us look at the herbal remedies that can be undertaken to alleviate such nervous problems.
Top 5 Herbal Remedies For Neuropathy
Cayenne has an amazing healing power, known for working effectively against pains. Cayenne from the family of chilies contains capsaicin like all chilies. Capsaicin is blood warming by nature and is an inhibitor of a neuropeptide contributing to inflammation. The hotter the chili pepper, the more capsaicin it contains.Capsaicin is also helpful in sensory nerve fiber disorders making it potent in relieving painful sensations. Cayenne pepper contains Beta-carotene , popularly known as an anti-infection vitamin. Prepare Cayenne tea by combining one cup of hot water with ½ to 1 teaspoon of cayenne powder and consume this tea up to 3 times per day.
Evening Primrose is a highly enriched source of omega-6 fatty acids and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). GLA is potent in treating chronic pains and in particular, the pains associated with diabetic neuropathy. This herb is a great reliever of such pain of neuropathy therefore, it is widely used to treat neuropathic problems.While you purchase this herb, make sure to check that your EPO supplement has atleast 8% GLA. 2 – 8 grams of EPO can be taken daily, however, it is suggested to check your daily dosage requirement for your condition, with a health care practitioner.
Ginkgo biloba is known to efficiently boost the function of neurotransmitters and simultaneously boost the oxygen levels in organs and systems. This herb works by virtue of its ingredient called bilobalide that can also repair damages in the nerves of limbs. For a neuropathic pain, it is recommended to consume a herbal tea brewed with ginkgo biloba.For most conditions the general dosage of 2000 mg of this dried herb can be taken 3 times a day. However, it is suggested to speak to a doctor to determine the dosage for your ailment.
Butcher’s Broom is a European herb used for its anti-inflammatory properties and its command in improvising poor blood circulation. Also it is a good phytotherapeutic agent and has excellent vasoconstrictive and venotonic properties making it well suited to boost the blood flow in limbs (particularly lower body) and neurological vasoconstriction. 16mg of the extract can be taken daily, or applied as a cream to the affected area.
Bacopa Munieri also called as brahmi, is known as a nerve and brain tonic, helpful in relaxing nerve tissues due to exhaustion. This is an east Indian traditional folk medicine.Lyrica, one of its active ingredients make it efficient in treating neuropathy. It is helpful in a deficiency of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter involved in brain function, hence bacopa directly actions in brain to bring relief in neuropathic pain.