Analgesic Herbs of Ayurveda

Analgesic herbs are Natural Pain Reliever, these herbs reduce or eliminate pain. Some Analgesic Pain Relieving Herbs are strong pain relievers, often working best against pains of specific causes.

Abutilon Indicum

Botanical Name : Abutilon Indicum
Family Name : Malvaceae
Common Name : Abutilon, Indian Mallow
Part Used : Whole Plant
Habitat : Present in sub-himalayan tract and hills upto 1,200 m and in hotter parts of india.
Product offered : Wholeplant
Uses : It is sweet, cooling, digestive, laxative, expectorant, diuretic, astringent, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, demulcent and aphrodisiac.

It is useful in gout, tuberculosis, ulcers, bleeding disorders, and worms. Decoction used in toothache and tender gums. Demulcents of leaves are locally applied to boils and ulcers. Roots are prescribed in fever, chest affection and urethrities.

Aconitum Heterophyllum

Botanical Name : Aconitum Heterophyllum
Family Name : Ranunculaceae
Common Name : Aconites, Indian Atees.
Part Used : Underground Stem And Roots.
Habitat : Present in alpine and sub-alpine region of himalayan region at altitudes between 1,800 - 4,500 m.
Product offered : Roots
Uses : The dried root is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antiperiodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, cholagogue, febrifuge and tonic. It is used in the treatment of liver disorders, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, throat pain, anorexia, piles and coughs.

Seeds are stimulant, aromatic, emmenaguogue, stomachic, carminative, anti-pyretic, hyperacidity, useful in hiccup and bad breath. It is regarded as a valuable tonic and digestive. Also used in the treatment of rheumatism, intermittent fevers and acute inflammatory infections.

Asteracantha Longifolia

Botanical Name : Asteracantha Longifolia (hygrophila Auriculata)
Family Name : Acanthaceae
Common Name : Kulikhara, Kokilaksah, Long Leaves Barleria
Part Used : Roots, Leaves, Seeds
Habitat : In india it is common in tropical and sub-tropical regions.
Product offered : Fruits
Uses : Roots are sweet, sour, bitter, refrigerant, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, haemopoictic, hepatoprotective and tonic. It is useful in inflammations, hyperdipsia, strangury, jaundice and vesical calculi. It is also used in flatulence and dysentery. Leaves are haemopoictic, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, antidiabetic, stomachic, ophthalmic, diuretic and liver tonic. It is used in hepatic obstruction, jaundice, arthritis, rheumatism and diseases of urinogenital tract. It is useful in flatulence and other stomach related diseases. It is useful in anemia and for treating blood diseases. It is used to lower the blood sugar level. Seeds are gelatinous, febrifuge, rejuvenating and nervine tonic. It is used in burning sensation, fever and headaches. It is also used in diarrhoea and dysentery. A paste of the seeds mixed with buttermilk or whey, is given for diarrhoea. A decoction of the roots is used as a diuretic and to treat rheumatism, gonorrhoea, and other diseases of the genito-urinary tract, jaundice and anasarca.

Atropa Belladonna

Botanical Name : Atropa Belladonna
Family Name : Asteraceae
Common Name : Belladonna, Deadly Nightshade, Witch’s Berry, Death’s Herb.
Part Used : Leaves And Roots
Habitat : Found in shade forests lies between 2,500-3000 m.
Product offered : Leaves
Uses : It is narcotic, mydriatic, antidote, diuretic, analgesic, antispasmodic, laxative, hallucinogenic and sedative.

It is mainly used to dilate pupils in eye diseases, bladder and kidney diseases, bladder and ureteral spasms, intestinal and biliary colic, cold, flu, pain and asthma. It is also helpful in airway obstruction, ear infection, headache, nervous system disorders, premenstrual syndrome, radiation burn and menopausal symptoms. It is applied as a lotion in case of neuralgia, gout, rheumatism and sciatica. It is also used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and acute enterocolitis and as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of duodenal ulcers. Extract is having Pseudoephedrine-like qualities and thus is used for clearing up nasal and other passages where mucus forms.

Cassia Occidentalis

Botanical Name : Cassia Occidentalis
Family Name : Fabaceae (leguminaceae)
Common Name : Coffee Senna, Negro Coffee, Coffee Weed, Stinking Weed, Foetid Cassia
Part Used : Roots, Leaves, Seeds
Habitat : Throughout india, growing abundantly immediately after rains.
Product offered : Seeds
Uses : The plant is bitter, purgative, laxative, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, hepatoprotective, anti-malarial, analgesic, vermifuge and febrifuge. It mainly used to detoxify liver, use to cure internal bacterial and fungal disorders, to kill parasites and viruses, enhances immunity, and promotes perspiration. It is also helpful in cough, convulsions, reduces blood pressure, reduces spasms and as cardiotonic. Seeds are brewed into a coffee-like beverage for asthma, and a flower infusion is used for bronchitis. Leaves are used in the treatment of gonorrhea, fevers, urinary tract disorders and edema.

Cinnamomum Camphora

Botanical Name : Cinnamomum Camphora
Family Name : Lauraceae
Common Name : Camphor Tree, Gum Camphor, Camphor Laurel, French Camphor, Howood
Part Used : Roots, Wood
Habitat : Cultivated in india as an ornamental tree.
Product offered : Wood
Uses : Bark is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, analgesic, analeptic, anthelmintic, antispasmodic, aromatic, aphrodisiac, carminative, diaphoretic, sedative, stimulant, narcotic and tonic.

It is used as nervine depressant in case of hysteria, epilepsy, chorea and convulsions. It acts as stimulant for cardiac, circulation and respiration. It is useful in measles, typhoid, whooping cough, asthma, and hiccup. It is recommended in case of cough, cold, toothache and liver disorders.

Camphor oil is antihelmintic, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, cardiotonic and sedative. It is used for treating joints and muscle pains, cold sores and skin diseases. Camphor oil is best used for sedating nervy types particularly when associated with depression. Also used an aromatherapy diffuser or vaporizer.

Cissampelos Pareira

Botanical Name : Cissampelos Pareira
Family Name : Menispermaceae
Common Name : Velvet Leaf, Abuta, Pereira Root, Barbasco.
Part Used : Whole Vine, Seed, Bark, Leaf, Root.
Habitat : Found in tropical region of india.
Product offered : Bark
Uses : Velvet leaf or Abuta is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antioxidant, antispasmodic, diuretic, hypotensive, muscle relaxant, uterine relaxant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, analgesic, antihemorrhagic, cardiotonic, diaphoretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatoprotective stimulant and tonic.

It is known as Midwife's herb as mainly used in women aliments. It is used for menstrual problems, hormonal imbalance, ease childbirth, postpartum pain, prevent threatened miscarriage, and control uterine hemorrhages, hormonal acne and premenstrual syndrome. It is used for heart problems, kidney stones, kidney infections and pains, asthma, arthritis, muscle cramps and stomach pains.

It is also used to kill bacteria, prevents convulsions, ulcers, indigestion, skin irritations, cough, fever, intestional worms, wounds and in snake bite. It is used against poisonous snake bites and is very effective in skin related aliments.

Inula Racemosa

Botanical Name : Inula Racemosa
Family Name : Asteraceae (compositae)
Common Name : Inula
Part Used : Stem, Root
Habitat : It grows in the hilly regions in the northwestern himalayas.
Product offered : Roots
Uses : The rhizome is sweet, bitter and acrid in taste with a neutral potency and act as antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and mild diuretic. It is used in the treatment of contagious fevers, anginapectoris, heart disease and ischemic heart disease. It is also used in cough, hiccup, bronchial asthma, indigestion, flatulence, inanorexia and in fever. Externally, the paste of its roots is used effectively, in dressing the wounds and ulcers as the herb possesses antiseptic property. Also used to boost the appetite.

Madhuca Indica

Botanical Name : Madhuca Indica
Family Name : Sapotaceae
Common Name : Butter Tree
Part Used : Bark, Heartwood, Flowers, Fruits, Seeds.
Habitat : Found in north indian plains and in forests of karnataka, kerala, m.p. and rajasthan.
Product offered : Seeds
Uses : Madhuca fat is satisfactory for production of washing soaps. Seed Oil is used as ointment, in rheumatism and to prevent cracks in the skin in winter. It is used for edible purposes culinary, hair oil, illumination, lighting, keeps body glossy and warm.

Madhuca cake can be used as cheap organic manure and possess insecticide property. Also used with shikaki for hair-wash.

The flowers are used as vegetable, for making vinegar and liquor. Flower juice is used in the treatment of enlargement of axillary grand, neurotic disorder and taken with cow's milk as an aphrodisiac, in cough and bronchitis.

Seed paste is applied to curve muscle fatigue and relieve pain in the muscle and joints to improve the texture and vigor of skin. Bark decoction is used in curing bleeding gums and ulcers. Madhuca oil extracted from the seeds has laxative properties. It helps cure piles by relieving chronic constipation. The leaves of Madhuca are effective in the treatment of eczema.

Mimusops Elengi

Botanical Name : Mimusops Elengi
Family Name : Sapotaceae
Common Name : Bullet-wood Tree, Indian Medaller
Part Used : Bark, Flowers, Fruits And Seeds.
Habitat : Throughout sub-tropical regions i.e. south india and andaman islands in india.
Product offered : Bark
Uses : The bark, flowers, fruits and seeds are astringent, cooling, anthelmintic, tonic, and febrifuge. It is mainly used in dental ailments like bleeding gums, pyorrhea, dental caries and loose teeth.

Extract of flowers used against heart diseases, leucorrhoea, menorrhagia and act as antiduretic in polyuria and antitoxin. The snuff made from the dried and powdered flowers used in a disease called Ahwa in which strong fever, headache and pain in the neck, shoulders and other parts of the body occurs.

Ripened fruits facilates in burning urination. The ripe fruit pounded and mixed with water is given to promote delivery in childbirth. Powder of dried flowers is a brain tonic and useful as a snuff to relieve cephalalgia.
Decoction of bark is used to wash the wounds.

Oroxylum Indicum

Botanical Name : Oroxylum Indicum
Family Name : Bignoniaceae
Common Name : Indian Trumpet Tree
Part Used : Roots, Leaves, Fruits, Seeds.
Habitat : Throughout india in deciduous forests and in moist areas.
Product offered : Bark
Uses : The roots are sweet, astringent, bitter, acrid, refrigerant, expectorant, digestive, carminative, febrifuge, diuretic, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and tonic. They are useful for vata and kapha, dropsy, flatulence, colic, diarrhea and dysentery.

Stem bark paste is applied for the cure of scabies and to treat arthritis.

Leaf decoction is given in treating stomachache, ulcers, rheumatism pain and enlarged spleen.

Mature fruits are useful in treating cough, bronchitis, piles, jaundice dyspepsia, smallpox, colic, leucoderma, pharngodymia, cardiac disorders, gastropathy, hemorrhoids and cholera.

Seeds are used as purgative. Dried seed powder used by women to induce conception. Seeds yield non-drying oil used in perfume industry. Stem bark and fruits are employed as mordent, the stem bark yields a khaki color dye. The decoction of the roots is commonly used for arthritis. Used externally as a paste of its skin of roots, it dries up the discharges and promotes the wound healing.

Parmelia Perlata

Botanical Name : Parmelia Perlata
Family Name : Parmeliaceae
Common Name : Stone Flower, Lichen
Part Used : Dried Lichen
Habitat : Mainly found in himachal pradesh and west bengal.
Product offered : Bark, Lichen
Uses : Stone flower is used as food and medicine. It contains no fat, carbohydrates and protein of 1-5% are present. It is eaten as soup and in salads. It is kapha and pitta suppressant. It is a good pain reliever and also promotes early healing of wounds due to its bitter taste. It helps in treating the skin related problem due to its cold potency. It acts as expectorant, antibiotic and astringent. It helps in avoiding the calculi and it helps in maintaining the normal body temperature. It is also used as anti-fungal and anti-viral agent.

It is helpful in relieving from pain when applied on head. It also helps in itching and skin related problems. It helps in reducing any kind of inflammation in the body. It shows antibacterial activity and is fairly effective against Protozoans. Its decoction is given for laryngitis. It helps against boldness, period aches, worms and lice.

Pinus Roxburghii

Botanical Name : Pinus Roxburghii
Family Name : Pinaceae
Common Name : Chir Pine, Three Leaved Pine, Himalayan Long Leaved Pine.
Part Used : Wood, Oleoresin And Oil
Habitat : Found in himalayan region at 450-2,200 m elevation, from kashmir to bhutan.
Product offered : Leaves, Oil, Gum Resins
Uses : The wood is acrid, bitter, sweet, thermogenic, emollient, aromatic, antiseptic, deodorant, haemostatic, stimulant, anthelmintic, digestive, liver tonic, diaphoretic and diuretic. It is useful in eye, ear and pharynx diseases, foul ulcers, haemorrhages, haemoptysis, worm infection, flatulence, liver diseases, bronchitis, inflammations, skin diseases, pruritus and giddiness.

Oleoresin is acrid, bitter, thermogenic, expectorant, anodyne, anti-inflammatory, purgative, rubefacient, vermifuge and demulcent. It is useful in cough, cold, asthma, chronic bronchitis, inflammations, liver and spleen diseases, kidney and bladder infections, gonorrhea, scurvy, epilepsy, haemorrhoids and tuberculosis.

Oil obtained is utilized in rheumatic problems, arthritis and neuralgia. Oil is also an ingredient in many ointments, and lotions for treating aches and pains. Rosin obtained is used in paper soap, cosmetics, paint, varnish and polish industries. It is used in the manufacture of disinfectants, insecticides and denaturants. It is also used to arrest minor haemorrhages in tooth – sockets and nose.

Sida Cordifolia

Botanical Name : Sida Cordifolia
Family Name : Malvaceae
Common Name : Bala, Country Mallow
Part Used : Whole Plant
Habitat : It is a common weed distributed throughout tropical and sub-tropical india and ceylon in waste places and jungles upto an altitude of 1050 m.
Product offered : Wholeplant
Uses : The plant is aphrodisiac, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and tonic in nature. It effects on central nervous system and provides relief from anxiety. It is used to reduce the body weight. It lowers the blood pressure and improves cardiac irregularity. It is useful in fevers, fits, ophthalmia, rheumatism, leucorrhoea, micturition, gonorrhoea, colic, nervous disorders and general debility. The root juice is used for the healing of wound. Whole plant juice is used in spermatorrhoea. Plant bark is effective in curing facial paralysis and sciatica. It is also used to improve sexual strength. The oils are used topically to the sore muscles, sore joints in arthritis and rheumatism, in sciatica and neuritis of legs. It is diaphoretic in nature and increases perspiration and thus reduces fever.