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  • Tramadol: 4 Effective Natural Alternatives To Tramadol

    Tramadol can cause serious negative side effects. But you can avoid them by opting for natural alternatives to Tramadol.

    November 7, 2013 | Related: ,


    Natural alternatives to turmeric

    Tramadol is used to treat mild to moderate pain. It works the same way as morphine as it also affects the central nervous system. It’s classified as a controlled substance. This drug may have the potential for abuse. Many healthcare providers prescribe this drug to their patients if they don’t want to give them the inconvenience of using a controlled substance.

    But this drug comes with side effects. Hence, many people opt for natural treatment methods for their pain. If you want to avoid the negative side effects of Tramadol, then you might want to consider the following herbs that mimic tramadol and bring relief to your pain.


    It’s a spice but it also contains pain-relief properties. According to recent studies, this herb has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties that can greatly improve your condition. It also helps in improving blood circulation and preventing blood clotting. In traditional medicines, turmeric is considered as a great natural alternative to Tramadol and other pain relievers.

    When you use it to treat the pain, you don’t have to eat it. Instead, you can add it to your cooking as a substitute for salt and pepper.


    Just like turmeric, ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that can cure pain. Not only that. It also relieves nausea, headaches, muscle soreness and menstrual cramps. It can also improve your circulation. This is one of the reasons herbalists recommend it to patients having colds and flu during the colder season.

    To make a tea out of ginger, you can cut its root and boil it for 10 minutes. Then, strain the water. Start sipping it as tea. If you want to avoid the trouble of boiling it, you can just purchase ginger tea bag as your favorite health food store


    It’s often referred to as a natural tranquilizer. Valerian has been around for centuries and has been used to regulate nervous system. It is taken to relieve stress, anxiety, tension and insomnia. You can also use it to reduce sensitivity of your nerves; thereby, providing natural relief to your pain.

    Next time you’re in need of a pain reliever and you don’t want to reach Tramadol, try a cup of tea made of valerian.


    This is great in treating pain in the back and joint. You can also use it to strengthen your bones, ligaments and tendons. It’s great in healing tissues caused by an injury.

    The only way to take this herb is through a supplement. If you’re taking a medication for your blood pressure, you must consult your physician before starting a program with this natural remedy.

    About the author

    Girlie Napatal Girlie is a licensed physical therapist in the Philippines. She learned about her condition in the year 2003. She’s now in heaven. RIP.


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