Chile: Capsaicin, the compound that puts the heat in hot peppers, helps relieve nerve pain and arthritis discomfort when used in topically applied creams.
Chamomile: Aromatherapists use chamomile essential oil to promote relaxation and pain relief.
Clove: Essential oil from cloves is an age-old remedy for toothaches. Put a drop on a sore tooth while waiting to see the dentist.
Lavender: Lavender essential oil has antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory chemicals; it can soothe the soul and alleviate pain.
Rosemary: Delicious rosemary has pain-relieving, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties.