Herbal Remedies: Pain-Relieving Cream

This pain-relieving cream is one of the many herbal remedies that can relieve muscle aches and pains due to the medicinal properties of its ingredients.

| March 2014

  • Dried ginger and dried cayenne both appear in multiple herbal remedies, but take the main stage as the active ingredients in this pain-relieving cream that will calm your muscle aches and pains.
    Photo by Fotolia/Natalia Klenova
  • Growing herbs at home allows readers to take an active role in their own health care. And, with "Grow It, Heal It" by Christopher Hobbs and Leslie Gardner, it's easy to grow an instant herbal remedy in a simple windowsill, container or small space.
    Cover courtesy Rodale, Inc.

In Grow It, Heal It(Rodale, 2013), Christopher Hobbs and Leslie Gardner show how fun, easy, convenient and cost-efficient growing herbs for DIY herbal remedies can be. The following excerpt is a recipe for a pain-relieving cream with cayenne pepper that you apply directly on the skin to alleviate muscle aches and pains. Find more information about cayenne pepper in The Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper.

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Ginger-Cayenne Heat-Treatment Cream

Here's help for muscle aches and pains. You can make the infused oil yourself, using the Cayenne- and Ginger-Infused Oil recipe, with 1/2 cup ground or powdered dried ginger and 1/2 cup ground or powdered dried cayenne.

Oil Phase



• 1/2 ounce (2 to 3 teaspoons) beeswax
• 1 tablespoon coconut oil
• 4 tablespoons cayenne- and ginger-infused oil
• 10 to 15 drops wintergreen essential oil (optional, for fragrance and pain-relieving activity)

Water Phase



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