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Natural Muscle Relaxants

Kundan Pandey
Muscle pain or muscle spasms can render you immobile and affect your functionality. Although you may find several medicines to manage such problems, going for natural muscle relaxants is safer and more effective at times.
Muscle relaxants are not generally categorized as drugs and medicines. They are basically a different group of drugs that have sedative properties and tranquilize the symptoms of muscle ache. Muscle relaxants are used to provide relief from muscle spasms and muscle pain. Natural muscle relaxants are natural and hence side effect free medication techniques.

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Chamomile is a natural tranquilizer used for muscle pain, and for various other problems like menstrual disorders, headaches and tensions. It helps by relaxing the muscles and has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe cramped muscles.

Kava Root

Kava root is a herbal plant that is widely popular for its excellent relaxing effects. It is especially helpful in extreme muscle pain.


Valerian is a very effective relaxant that has been used since the medieval times in curing the ailments related to muscle spasms. It is especially very effective in the treatment of muscle cramps and neck problems.


Catnip is one of the natural muscle relaxers that is a member of the mint family of plants. It is basically a native plant of Europe, that has been naturalized to Asia and North America.
Catnip is used as a sedative and muscle relaxant. Headaches caused due to tension, are best cured by treating the head with a poultice treatments. It also helps in reducing the swelling in the joints and soft tissue injuries.

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is popularly used in our homes and various recipes. Cayenne pepper has been found to drastically alleviate the pain of muscle cramp.


Horseradish has been known to relieve extreme muscular stress that involve the cramps and muscle pains. Mixing few drops of the horseradish oil, while bathing can help to get rid of the soreness due to the muscle aches.


The lavender flower oil is one of the best natural muscle relaxant that can effectively provide relief due to the muscular aches.
The parts of the body where you are suffering from muscle pain must be massaged properly in circular motion. This will increase blood circulation in that area. A hot shower after the massage will help the mind and body to relax, giving the tensed muscles ample amounts of time to relax and heal.


Licorice is a herbal remedy, that has good ability to lessen the inflammatory effect of the muscle pain.

Devil's Claw

Devil's claw is a very popular anti-inflammatory herb that has been used since the 18th century for treating arthritis and many other ailments. It can also be used as a natural muscle relaxer to treat the muscle pain.

Peppermint Oil

Techniques of aromatherapy can also be used to treat muscle pain. Oils such as peppermint oil have been known to cure muscle aches. You can pour some drops of peppermint oil in a hot water bucket and also keep your affected muscles like that of legs soaked in it. Even epsom salt is added to relieve the muscles from the pain.

Some Other Natural Muscle Relaxers

  • Cramp bark
  • Passiflora
  • Bergamot



Ginger root

Before you start taking any natural muscle relaxant, remember to consult a doctor, so that you can know the exact cause of your pain and you will be in a better position to choose the herbal medicine. Also, ensure that you purchase the herbs from a trusted source and do read their manuals and instructions, before using any of the medicines.
Disclaimer: The information provided is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.