Herbalgesic (90 capsules)
Herbal analgesic to provide temporary relief from pain and discomfort.
Herbalgesic combines tried and true herbs that take the edge off of pain and help the body relax, providing comfort as quickly as possible. This herbal analgesic is formulated to assist with the treatment of general aches, pains, and inflammation. It may produce a calming sedative effect while decreasing the body’s perception of intense pain. Pharmaceutical and OTC pain relievers may cause toxicity and other damage; Herbalgesic is effective as a natural, non-toxic alternative.
White Willow (Salix alba) Bark Extract (15%) 270 mg
White willow bark is often referred to as “herbal aspirin” because the first aspirin was made from salicin, the active ingredient in willow bark. Salicin and aspirin work in a similar way, except aspirin is chemically synthesized. The naturally occurring salicylic acid in white willow bark lowers the body’s levels of prostaglandins, which are hormone-like compounds that can cause aches, pain, and inflammation. While white willow bark takes longer to begin acting than aspirin, its effect may last longer. White willow bark is included for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, and astringent effects; it contains a mixture of polyphenols, tannins, and glycosides, including salicin. This herb has traditionally been used for the treatment of RA, OA, gout, influenza, neuralgia, and respiratory catarrh symptoms.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Root 225 mg
Ginger is an effective pain treatment due to its inhibitory effect on the neurotransmitter that perceives intense pain. Studies have shown this herb is also very effective in treating pain associated with osteoarthritis. Ginger is included for its carminative, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and anticoagulant actions; additionally, it promotes the activity of the other herbs in this formula. Ginger may speed the healing process due to its antiplatelet aggregation effect.
California Poppy (Eschscholtzia californica) Whole Plant 4:1 Extract 100 mg
This herb has historically been used to treat insomnia, general aches and pains, nervous conditions, and bladder disorders. Herbalgesic combines Corydalis and California Poppy which are often used together; they both bind to GABA receptors in the brain which may lead to the relaxation of certain neural activity, eliciting the calming, sedative effect. Studies show that these herbs may also preserve catecholamine levels (a group of hormones including adrenaline, norepinephrine, and dopamine) in the brain.
Corydalis (Corydalis cava) Rhizome 100 mg
Corydalis is included for its analgesic, antiarrhythmic, bitter tonic, cardioprotective, sedative, and pain-reducing effects. This herb is helpful in treating nerve damage, tremors, muscle spasms, hypertension, insomnia, and anxiety. It also acts as a mild sedative, tranquilizer, and sleep aid.
Jamaican Dogwood (Piscidia erythrina) 4:1 Extract 50 mg
This herb has been traditionally used to treat nerve pain, migraines, insomnia, anxiety, nervous tension, inflammation, and muscle spasms. Jamaica Dogwood is included for its anti-inflammatory, anodyne (pain reducing), sedative, and antispasmodic effects.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Leaf 5 mg
Peppermint is included for its antispasmodic, antiflatulent, choleretic, anti-inflammatory, antiemetic and antiseptic effects. Traditionally used to treat intestinal colic and symptoms of GI distress, peppermint has also been shown to benefit headaches, muscle and nerve pain, and inflammation due to its soothing and calming qualities.
Contraindications, Not intended for use during pregnancy. This product should not be used if you have certain medical conditions; do not use where aspirin is contraindicated.
Recommended dosage: Take 1-2 capsules every four hours, or as directed by your health care professional. Intended for temporary use.
erving Size: One Capsule
Servings Per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving / % DV
White Willow Bark (Salix alba) 270mg / *
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) 225mg / *
Corydalis 100mg / *
California Poppy (Eschscholtzia Cal.) 100mg / *
Jamaica dogwood (Piscidia piscipula) 50mg / *
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) 5mg / *
*Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Vegetable MCTs.