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Published on 18 Jul 2022

List of Natural Pain Relievers Alternative to Acetaminophen

Joint pain and muscle pain continues to be one of the most common causes of hospital visits, and demand for over-the-counter pain relievers is growing. To naturally relieve the pain, there are natural pain relievers that may have the potency to reduce the pain.

Natural Ingredients vs Acetaminophen

People often count on medication when they experience any kind of pain. Acetaminophen is known to be the main ingredient in painkillers. This ingredient is known as an effective pain reliever, but long-term use can cause side effects. Regular usage of these drugs can lead to long-term side effects like intestinal damage, liver failure, and more. People have used essential oils, herbs, and alternative therapies as natural painkillers for hundreds of years. Rather than relying on harmful painkillers, here are some of the natural ingredients that may help in pain relief and may prove a substitute for acetaminophen.

Here are some of the natural pain relievers

  1. Turmeric

When talking about healing, turmeric is always a rescue. It is widely known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is commonly used as the spice that gives curry its distinctive yellow coloring and flavor. The actual hero that helps to relieve pain is Curcumin. Curcumin, a substance in turmeric, is an antioxidant that may help protect the body from free radical molecules that can damage cells. It may also help to ease swelling and reduce inflammation

2. Ginger

Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that may help accelerate recovery and reduce inflammation related to exercise. The digestive properties of ginger may help to ease an upset stomach and reduce nausea. This natural pain reliever may also help to relieve menstrual pain, migraine headaches, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

3. Capsaicin

Derived from chili peppers, this topical remedy may help to reduce nerve, muscle, and joint pain. It can cause a mild burning or tingling sensation when a person applies it topically. This natural painkiller is mostly available in gel or cream form and can be applied that may help to ease muscle pain.

4. Boswellia

Boswellia, commonly known as Indian frankincense, contains active components like resin that may help reduce inflammation and pain. It is available in form of supplements as well as used topically in many households.

5. Clove

With many benefits, cloves are widely used as a home remedy to relieve pain from toothache. The Eugenia caryophyllata plant is traditionally known as a Herbal pain reliever. Clove has an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antiviral property that makes them beneficial in many ways.

6. Fever Few

Feverfew is a medicinal plant also known as feather few or bachelor’s buttons. It is traditionally used to ease fever, migraine headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, toothaches, and stomach aches it may prove to be an alternative to acetaminophen

7. Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a therapy where thin needles are inserted into the skin that can help reduce pain. This natural pain killer therapy may help ease headaches, back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, or knee pain.

8. Lavender Essential Oil

The lavender essential oil has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and analgesic properties. It is widely known as a powerful pain reliever that is often used in a blend with other pain-relieving oils to boost their potency. It may help to reduce muscle tension and relieve stress and anxiety.

9. Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary Essential Oil has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic properties. This oil is often used to ease headaches, tension, muscle aches, and joint pain. It may also prove to help to reduce inflammation, relax muscles, and boost memory. It may also prove to be a replacement for acetaminophen.

10. Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint oil is also known for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and pain-relieving effects. Peppermint has Menthol, which is often reduced to crystals and added to a wide variety of topical and edible products. This pain reliever is natural and also helps to ease headaches, neck and shoulder tension & muscular aches, and spasms.

11. Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus oil is most well-known for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. This herbal remedy may help reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation in the body.

12. Yoga

Yoga is one of the best physical therapies that may help with pain issues, a natural pain relief. Practicing yoga may also help to relieve pain related to stress or anxiety. The physical meditation practice may help relieve lower back pain and neck pain.

  • Massage

Massaging your body may help in relaxation and calming the mind. A good massage once a week may help rescue back pain, and neck pain, and relieve stress. It is said that massage releases endorphins that may help relieve a variety of other pains.

To Conclude

Why go for chemical substances like acetaminophen when botanical herbs are available. Arjuna Natural’s proprietary formula Rhuleave-K a natural ingredient for pain relief offers rapid acute musculoskeletal pain relief across multiple body parts. It is a natural and safe botanical aid that can deliver an immediate pain alleviation effect. The ingredients present in Rhuleave-K are turmeric root (Curcuma longa) and frankincense (Boswellia serrata). These ingredients have been used for centuries in traditional medicines that may help relieve joint pain and inflammation. Not every natural pain reliever will work for everyone. Some people may find that a natural option that works well for them in the long term. Others may not be able to manage pain naturally and may prefer traditional medication

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