Pain in the neck and back is very common ailment. There is hardly a man who at least once didn’t suffer pain, tightness or tension in these parts of body. Before you drink analgesic, try cures that nature offers.
Compress of mustard against pain in the back and neck
Mix one teaspoon ground seeds of black mustard (Brassica nigra) with two tablespoons of plain flour. Slowly pour the water (lukewarm to 30 degrees) to get porridge. Then place this mixture on one half of widespread gauze, so cover the second half of gauze and apply to the sore spot. Mustard pasta will pass through the gauze.
Mustard warms, improves blood circulation and mildly irritate nerve endings “tricking” the brain and distracting his attention from the pain. Hold the coating from 5 to 10 minutes, but if you feel uncomfortable or very burning sensation, remove the wrap, wash the skin and lubricate with the lard. Do not use the compress of the mustard more than three times a day.
Balm from comfrey and rosemary
Wash 2 lb (1 kg) of lard (pork, goose) with cold water to remove the salt. Then warm it and when becomes hot, add 3 ½ oz (100 g) of dried comfrey root (or 5 oz/150 g fresh root) and 2 oz (50 g) of dried comfrey leaves (or 3 ½ oz/100 g fresh). Stir and when foaming, remove from heat and stir again for 5 minutes. Cover and let stand for 24 hours.
After that, warm the mixture with constant stirring. When the mixture becomes liquid, strain it. After it cools, add 40 drops of essential oil of rosemary and stir again. Then pour into a clean, dry glass jars or plastic containers with good cover. Allow to cool completely and store in the fridge.
Apply the balm to painful place several times during the day. Some people claim that it works better if you cover with woolen cloth over. This is one of the best herbal balms for the pain in back, neck, joints; against rheumatism and arthritis, also.
Tincture of chili pepper against pain
Chili peppers contain capsicine, a substance that has been shown to act soothing on pain in the bones and muscles.
You can make healing tincture with capsicine, if you take 10 small red chili peppers; then finely chop them; put into a jar and pour with 17 fl oz (1/2 l) of pharmacy alcohol. Close the jar and let stand in a dark place 12 days with frequent shaking. After that, strain the liquid and store in a sealed bottle.
Dilute the tincture before use. Mix one teaspoon of tincture with tablespoon of water and rub the sore spot.
After that wash your hands with soap and water well and carefully; then apply on them ordinary edible oil, rub, and then again wash with soap and water. In this way you’ll stop the essence of hot peppers to come into contact with your eyes.
Tea mixture against Rheumatism
Ingredients that you need:
- Willow bark (Salix alba) 2 oz (50 g)
- Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) 2 oz (50 g)
- Wild day and night (Viola tricolor) 2 oz (50 g)
- Olive leaves (Olea europea) 2 oz (50 g)
Preparation: Mix the all plants. Then pour 3 tablespoons of mixture with 1 ¼ pints (750 ml) of cold water. Let it boil; cook for 5 minutes; stir; cover and let stand for half an hour. Then strain and drink during the day in small sips. Tea is not recommended for people who are allergic to aspirin.
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