Pain is not a disease. It is merely a symptom. It means that a nerve has been irritated.
The dangerous drug aspirin is probably the worst remedy ever foisted upon the public.
Aspirin is a trade name. It is used to describe a substance known as acetylsalicylic acid. A coal –tar product. It is doubly dangerous because, in suppressing symptoms, it gives one a false sense that everything is all right.
Habitual use of over- the –counter medication to relieve pain constitutes a serious threat to health.
The long continued use of phenacetin, one of the ingredients in some pain pills, accounts for a number of anaemia and kidney diseases. The charges against phenacetin are enough to disqualify and product containing it as a safe medication.
It has been reported that salicylates interfere with the production of blood from the stomach lining. One professor of a graduate school of medicine pointed out that aspirin causes internal bleeding and may lead to ulcers and anaemia.
Allergic reaction to aspirin can be violent in persons afflicted with asthma.
Sales of aspirin and aspirin-containing compounds in the U.S.A totaled more than $282,000,000 during 1960. Advertising by aspirin manufacturers has proved a profitable business.
A combination of five plants for fast pain relief are valerian, skullcap, passion flower, balm of gilead buds, willow bark, black cohosh, hops and lady slipper with brewer’s yeast and B-12 added to the diet.
Althea or marshmallow root is pain soothing.
A burdock leaf poultice will allay inflammation and ease pain. Wilt the leaf and apply to the affected part.
For the pain of sinus infection, neuralgia and arthritis, one teaspoon apple cider vinegar in a glass of water four times a day for two weeks has been suggested. Pain is associated with alkaline urine reaction. Cider vinegar changes the urine to an acid reaction.
Pain is greatly exaggerated when there is a lack of phosphorus and potassium.
The phosphorus and potassium herbs are walnut leaves, camomile flower, calamus, plantain leaves, coltsfoot, eye-bright cummer savory, stinging nettle, borage, dandelion leaves, comfrey, fennel seed, yarrow, mullein, carrot leaves caraway seed, marigold flowers, and liquorices root.
Besides relieving pain, these herbs supply valuable minerals and are harmless.