Analgesic substances reduce pain in a variety of ways: as a local anesthetic or anti-nociceptive, and also by calming the nerves. The menthol constituent in peppermint has shown topical anti-nociceptive activity, lavender aromatherapy has shown to calm nerves after surgery to help reduce pain, and comfrey has been used for centuries as an anti-inflammatory and pain reductive folk remedy. Depending on what type of bodily tissue is experiencing pain, differing pain reducing substances and routes may be more effective.
By: Kathy Sadowski
Last updated: 6/17/19