Neuralgia is the painful disorder of the nerves and usually develops in the mid- to- late life of an individual. This is one of the most acute pains that can continue for days, months and even years to individuals if not properly taken care of at the right time. This pain can affect the nerves that are responsible for sensing, touching, pressure and warmth in the facial area. In the older people, damaged trigeminal neuralgia is common where the disorder can cause small attacks leading to severe and extreme ache in the facial area. Neuralgia treatment aims at controlling the pain.
There are varied approaches to neuralgia treatment. Medications and surgeries are some of them. In general there are five groups of medications that are used for neuralgia treatment like antidepressant, painkillers, anti-spastic, anti-convulsant drugs as well as anti-spastic drugs. Besides these medications and surgeries, herbal remedies are common in neuralgia treatment.
Neuralgia is commonly treated with the passion flowers. This flower is widely used for relieving pain, depression, inflammation, anxiety, spasms and convulsions. It helps in calming the nerves and acts as a mild sedative as well as a tranquilizer. Passion flower is well known for its ability to reduce post herpes nerve pain along with shingles neuralgia.
St. John’s Wort
St. John’s Wort is frequently suggested to take care of neuralgia. In order to reinstate the nervous system and for lessening of inflammation the individuals are advised to drink 1-3 tablespoon of the juice of St. John’s Wort herb along with water or herbal tea. Again, 2 cups of the herbal tea made from St. John’s Wort can be consumed for calming the nerves and lavender or skullcap herb should be added to this tea.
The main ingredient of cayenne herb is capsaicin. This fiery spice is made of chilies. Capsaicin is thought to be a great pain killer. It is responsible for reducing the amount of a substance called P found in the cells of the nerve. This component transmits the pain impulse to the brain. Again usage of a cream made of cayenne base also helps in dipping the nerve pain sourced from neuralgia.