What is the best natural substitute for aspirin?


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Nutmeg Aspirin
By Nutmeg Aspirin
360 - Contributor
6 years ago

We've been getting lots of responses to this question on Instagram. Here's a round up of the answers so far:

@thrive4lifeholisticpet: Willowbark! Its the herb aspirin is actually made from!
@jvill29: Meditation
@rayraycos: doterra essential oils! Specifically peppermint and deep blue for headaches and body aches and pains
@annettewiikyogaI: would say meditation too! Or simply following your breath coming in, going out.
@iamamonster: Marijuana 🙏🏻✨
@small.strides: Peppermint essential oil
@pickapotion: White Willow Bark all the way :)
@mystic.gardens: turmeric capsules
@aprilynnea: Massage

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Tore Mikal Schanke
By Tore Mikal Schanke
10 - Community Member
6 years ago

The closest natural equivalent, is the tea/extracts from the bark of willows, other Salix spp or spires. I have not experimented with the natural salicin, as the aspirin pills are easier to use.

I have very good effects from extracts of ginger or cooked up pieces of the fresh root. When it comes to pain and nausea. Gingerol is a good anti-inflammatory.

To get the blood thinning effect of aspirin, oil of cloves, is a good alternative (as a part of aromatherapy). Absorbed by the skin.

The yellow substance in turmeric powder, curcumin, is somewhat related to gingerol, but is also a great anti-oxidant, besides being anti-inflammatory.
It is debated, how much of it is absorbed when eaten. I see it's available as tablets with extract of black pepper, to facilitate absorption. Other preparations are dissolved in fat, and made to tiny droplets, by stirring with the natural emulsifier, lecithin. You get this in gelatin capsules.

In some places hemp is legal. Some people have good anti-inflammatory and other pain relieving effects of the weed, but I can't recommend that you use it illegally.
Nutmeg, is a rather poisonous spice, and a dose of nutmeg or mace, of several grams, can be used to get a poisoning of the body with nausea and hallucinations. It's not illegal - as the experience usually is very unpleasant and it can have effects on the mind, for more than a week!
But, I have no idea about it as a pain reliever.

When it comes to poppies and kratom, I lieve those to other sources on the web (like Wikipedia).
I'd love to hear from anyone who has ever tried willow bark (salicin), as it was the natural inspiration for making aspirin from salicylic acid...
Best regards to everyone who is interested in natural remedies!

Heidi Sloane
By Heidi Sloane
1040 - Community Leader
6 years ago

I used to work at a wellness bar that served a tumeric tonic for pain relief. Maybe that will help? And ginger if you need anti-inflammatory too...