Herbal remedies for pain management include Vitamin D, Omega-3 fatty acids, and turmeric. Patients do not need a prescription to buy these common dietary supplements, which are often stocked near the over-the-counter (OTC) medications in supermarkets, pharmacies, and health food stories.
Herbal remedies for pain management also include Devil’s Claw, cayenne pepper, arnica, boswella, white willow bark, and stinging nettles. Each herb has different properties. Some provide a combination of anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-neuralgic benefits.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not evaluated the pain management claims made by some suppliers of herbal remedies. By law, this fact must be stated on the bottle’s label.