Keep an ear and an eye on the news and you’d most likely pick up a thing or two about some drug or other going horribly, horribly wrong. The side effects of modern medicine are becoming a major concern among some of the more conscious members of the general public. Drug interaction is also a prime concern, with several effects, some of which are potentially fatal, manifesting if a person takes the two wrong drugs at the same time. Nature, with its reputation for being harmonious and “clean,” is now being touted as a good substitute for drugs. As such, people are now starting to experiment with so-called “natural” cures, such as the use of herbal muscle relaxer tinctures.
Natural cures, such as an herbal muscle relaxer, are often touted as being much safer than their chemical counterparts. That is to say, they don’t suffer from the same possible side effects are are generally viewed as not being compounds alien to the body. Most people consider them to be better alternatives to conventional muscle relaxant medications, aside from the problem of availability. While these medications are effective if one knows how to use them and which ones to use, an herbal muscle relaxer (or any other herbal medication) can still have negative effects on the body. There may also be situations where the herbs will have no effect whatsoever.
A good herbal muscle relaxer that is readily available would be valerian, usually mixed with kava- kava root. Valerian is among the most common herbal remedies for muscle pain available on the market and has been proven effective time and time again. The kava-kava root is there to amplify the effects of the valerian, but may also be mixed in for a variety of other purposes. However, valerian is best used for smooth muscle tissue and is not as effective when used on problems caused by injuries. The analgesic, anti-spasmic, and anti-inflammatory properties of valerian make it a very flexible herbal remedy for dealing with muscle problems and low levels of pain.
Muscle aches and pains have traditionally been treated with horseradish in Russia, but it can also occasionally have some use as an herbal muscle relaxer. The effect is usually marked by a sort of burning sensation, which is a sign that the flow of blood has been stimulated and the herb is working properly. It has also been used for treating chest pains, rheumatism, and as a laxative. Chest congestion can also be treated using horseradish, provided it is combined with the right herbs and prepared correctly.
The fact is, there are various herbs that can be used to provide relief and muscle relaxation. However, it all falls down to preparation. For example, skeletal pain is best treated with kava kava, but the preparation for it would be different than the preparation used for the aforementioned valerian-kava kava mixture. Also, it may take a combination of herbs, rather than just a single plant, to treat some conditions, with little to no concern over the severity of it.