The problem of nerve damage can be dangerous. It can be caused by factors such as autoimmune disease, diabetes, motor neuron disease, nutritional deficiency, trauma, infection and drug side effects. Some symptoms of this condition include pain, weakness, dry eyes and mouth, inflammation, constipation and muscle atrophy.
This problem may also result in bladder dysfunction, inability to sense chest pain or heart attack, fasciculation, burning, sensitivity and hyperhidrosis. Use of natural remedies may provide relief from the symptoms associated with this medical condition.
Natural Cures for Nerve Damage
St. John’s Wort
St. John’s Wort is also known as ‘’Hypericum Perforatum’’. It has antidepressant properties which can treat depression caused by the problem.
Intake of tea prepared by boiling St. John’s wort flowers in water can relax the nervous system and reduce the inflammation of the nerves. Consumption of tea made with a mixture of St. John’s wort and vervain can also provide the desired results.
Ginger has healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Grated ginger can be steeped in water to prepare a cup of tea and consumed multiple times in a day to repair the nerve cells of the nervous system. Regular consumption of food items containing ginger can help in relieving the pain resulting from the medical condition.
Vitamin B12 is also referred to as ‘’Cobalamin’’. Foods rich in this vitamin can be consumed as a part of the daily diet to prevent the problem of nerve damage caused by environmental toxins and illnesses. Lean meat, chicken, fish and turkey are some good sources of this vitamin.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids can rebuild the nerve cells. Intake of omega-3 fatty acids can help in protecting the body from the symptoms of the problem. Sources of omega-3 fatty acids include sardine and salmon fish, walnuts and flaxseeds.
Exercise and Meditation
Regular exercise can promote the production of endorphins (a natural pain killer) in the body. Further, it can help in increasing the flow of blood to the nerves of legs and feet.
Stretching exercises can provide immediate relief from the pain and stiffness associated with nerve damage. Meditation can also be practiced on a daily basis to reduce the nerve pain.
Arnica has been used traditionally in the treatment of nerve damage. Arnica powder can be mixed with water to prepare a natural paste and applied on the painful areas of the body on a frequent basis to reduce the inflammation and pain. Arnica diluted with water can also be taken to get the desired results.
Camphor is also known as ‘’Cinamomum Camphora’’. It has anti-inflammatory properties. Camphor oil can be rubbed on the affected area multiple times in a week to relieve the swelling and nerve pain. Application of a combination of camphor and turpentine oil can also provide effective results.
The pain associated with the problem can also be cured with the application of a paste made by mixing cinnamon powder and honey. This paste should be removed after 15 to 20 minutes to obtain complete relief.