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The danger of pharmacological drugs is that they are readily available, and patients often do not follow the recommended doses and take more tablets than they should, or take the medicine for too long.

If the health problems that concern us are minor, instead of taking painkillers, you can try their natural substitutes. However, it should be remembered that some of them can also cause side effects, so it is worth discussing this with your doctor.


It has strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Fights chronic pain and inflammation. You can take it in pills form or in powder form to add to dishes and cocktails. Turmeric should not be taken by children under 3 years old, people taking anti-thrombotic drugs, pregnant women, or people with gallstones.

White willow

Shows wide therapeutic use. It has analgesic, antipathetic and astringent effects. It is recommended to use it especially for menstrual pains, muscles and headaches.


It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. It is commonly used to relieve muscle and joint pain. Accelerates the healing of wounds, bruises, dislocations. Eliminate cramps. Arnica should be used only for external use in the form of ointment or diluted tincture.

Cayenne pepper

Popular in the kitchen, it gives a spicy flavor to dishes. However, it is valued not only for its culinary qualities. It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, in addition, it strengthens the body’s resistance and has a positive effect on the digestive system.

It is recommended to drink a cayenne pepper drink: mix 4 teaspoons of the spice in a glass of hot water and drink in small sips throughout the day. You can also find cayenne pepper creams and ointments or oil made from this variety in the natural food store.

Liquor ice

Licorice can be found in supermarkets, pharmacies or drug stores in the form of tablets or creams. Patients with type II diabetes, hypertension, low potassium in the blood, hepatitis, and pregnant women should not use this product. Do not use licorice with other medicines, and if you are undergoing treatment, tell your doctor if you are taking licorice.


Ginger is valued primarily because of its taste, but ginger root is also an excellent natural remedy. It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, strengthens the immune system, treats migraines and colds, and helps digestion. It can be used externally and added to dishes, drinks and cocktails.