6 Best Herbs For Nerve Pain Relief

Are your nerves a pain in the neck?

Have you been dealing with nerve pain for a long time?

Did you try a lot of remedies and nothing seems to work?

Here are the 6 best herbs for nerve pain relief that will surely help you!

Make sure to you give them a try and you won't regret it!

Note: This guide is based on my own research on relieving nerve pain.

1. Turmeric

Are you a turmeric fan? So, do you like to eat foods that contain turmeric?

If your answer is yes, this is the perfect remedy for you!

Did you know that turmeric can relieve your nerve pain?

I know, turmeric is usually used for cooking.

However, its delicious taste is not its only benefit.

What are the other benefits of turmeric? Well, let's have a look at them:

  • contains curcumin as an active ingredient [1]
  • promotes the regeneration of the nerves
  • works as an anti-inflammatory
  • has antioxidant and analgesic propertis
  • relieves nerve pain

So, turmeric is indeed an effective remedy for you, isn't it?

How should you use it? Is it enough to just eat foods that contain turmeric?

Well, eating foods rich in turmeric is good for your health, but it might not be enough.

That's because this herb is very poorly absorbed alone by your body.

What can you do then?

You can take a supplement that contains a high amount of curcumin. 

There are many such supplements on the market.

So finding one that works for you should not be a problem.

Beside taking a supplement, you can also have some drinks that contain turmeric.

In this category we can include:

  • teas
  • detox water
  • smoothies

Preparing some tea and detox water is quite easy, so I won't insist on that anymore.

Yet, what do you say about a smoothie?

I'm sure that you want to drink a smoothie right now, so I will teach you how to prepare it.

Let's see the ingredients:

  • 3'4 cup frozen diced mango
  • 1/2 frozen ripe banana
  • 3/4 cup frozen pineapple cubes
  • 1 & 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated turmeric (or turmeric powder)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger (optional)

Here are the instructions:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend them until smooth.
  3. If necessary, add more milk to thin.
  4. Pour into a glass.
  5. Enjoy!

I'm sure you'll love this drink once you try it!

Not only is it delicious, but it is also healthy and beneficial for your nerve health.

Keep in mind that it is important to consume as much turmeric as you can.

Of course, you should do that if you want to relieve your nerve pain.

This ought to be an easy task – as turmeric is very versatile and it can be easily found.

So, you don't have an excuse for not giving it a whirl.


Turmeric is an excellent remedy for nerve pain.

That's because it contains curcumin, an active substance that can reduce your pain.

So, make sure that you include turmeric in your drinks or you take a turmeric supplement.



2. Devil's Claw

Don't worry! This plant has nothing to do with the devil.

Then, why did they name it like this? Well, that's because its fruit is covered in tiny hooks.

For some, it looks like a claw, for others like a spider. Actually, this herb is also called wood spider.

However, let's return to our story.

In fact, what I want to tell you is that devil's claw can help you with your nerve pain.

You see, I told you that it has nothing to do with the devil.

Why is it so good for your nerve problem?:

  • has an anti-inflammatory effect
  • can ease your pain
  • works as an antioxidant

So, devil's claw is a remedy that you should definitely try!

How should you use it? Well, you can choose an option that suits you best:

  • supplements based on this herb
  • creams
  • devil's claw extract
  • tea

This time I'm not going to recommend a specific supplement for you.

As you probably guessed, there are many supplements that are based on devil's claw on the market.

So pick the one that you like most and give it a try.

In fact, a high-quality cream might also help you.

All you need to do is:

  1. Pick a cream that contains devil's claw extract.
  2. Apply the cream to the affected area.
  3. Allow the cream to soak into your skin.
  4. Use it daily for better results.

If you are a tea lover, you might prefer to drink devil's claw tea instead of taking a supplement.

So, let me tell you how you should prepare it.

All you need is:

  • 1 teaspoon/tablespoon of powdered devil's claw root
  • 2 cups of boiling water

Now, let's have a look at the instructions:

  1. Put the powdered devil's claw into a saucepan.
  2. Add the boiling water over it.
  3. Allow the tea to steep for 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Strain the tea to discard the leftover root.
  5. Drink it in 2-3 doses throughout the day.

Can this remedy trigger any side effects?

Well, it doesn't cause any significant side effects, so it is mostly safe.

So, if you are dealing with nerve pain, the devil's claw might be the perfect solution for you.


Despite its name, devil's claw can actually ease your nerve pain.

That's because it works as an anti-inflammatory.

So, you can either take a supplement or apply a cream based on devil's claw to the affected area.



3. Capsaicin

What is capsaicin? Is it a plant or a fruit?

Well, have you ever wondered what makes chili peppers so spicy? 

In fact, capsaicin is the one responsible for that. 

It is a compound that can be found in chili peppers. 

However, capsaicin is very good for your health, especially for your nerves. [2]

Why is that so? Well, let's have a look at its benefits:

  • relieves nerve pain
  • stops the nerves from sending pain messages to the brain

How should you use it?

Well, capsaicin is included in many products, so you can choose from the following:

  • creams
  • gel
  • patches
  • lotion

When you apply any of these products, you might feel a burning sensation.

Don't worry though. This is quite common when it comes to products that contain capsaicin.

However, you need to know a few more details about capsaicin:

  • The products that contain capsaicin should not be applied on wounds or irritated skin.
  • Make sure that you wash your hands after you use the cream/lotion.
  • Apply a small amount to the affected area and let it soak in.
  • Use the cream/lotion regularly if you want to have good results.

How fast does it work?

Well, perseverance is key when it comes to nerve pain.

So, you need to make sure that you use the treatment daily if you want a fast result.

If you do that, you should see some changes in about two weeks.

Is it a long time? Well, I assure you that it is worth the effort.

So, pick the lotion or cream that suits you best and put this remedy into practice.


Capsaicin is the compound that makes chili peppers spicy or hot.

However, it is also good for your nerves, as it can reduce your nerve pain.

Many products that contain capsaicin are good for you, so choose the one that you like most.



4. Ginger

Do you usually drink ginger tea when you are having a cold?

That's true, ginger is an effective remedy for colds and flues.

However, this is not its only benefit.

Ginger can also help you with your nerve pain. Did you know that?

Thanks to its benefits, it is an efficient remedy for you.

Which are those benefits? Well, let's have a look at them:

  • relieves your nerve pain
  • eases discomfort
  • has an anti-inflammatory effect

So, ginger is a natural remedy that definitely deserves a try.

How can you use it? Well, as usual, you can choose from more options:

  • tea
  • detox water
  • creams
  • oil

So, you can use ginger both internally and externally.

If you choose the first option, I recommend you try preparing some tea with it.

How can you do that?

Well, first of all, let's see what you need:

  • 1-inch chunk of fresh ginger
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2-3 slices of lemon/orange
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Do you have all the ingredients? Are you ready to prepare it?

Well, here are the instructions:

  1. Peel and slice your fresh ginger.
  2. Take a saucepan and put the ginger and the water in it.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat.
  4. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Pour the tea through a sieve.
  6. Add honey and lemon/orange to it.
  7. Enjoy!

This tea is perfect not only for your nerve pain but also for the cold days of fall and winter.

If you want to use ginger externally, you can try ginger oil or a cream that contains ginger extract.

These two are easy to use. You just need to apply them on your skin and massage.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy, isn't it?

So, make sure that try this remedy out and you will see what ginger can do.


Ginger is another natural remedy that you should definitely try.

That's because it can also soothe your nerve pain and discomfort.

So, you can use it both internally and externally in order to treat your nerve pain.



5. Basil

Basil is an excellent ingredient for different recipes, isn't it?

If you like pizza or pasta, you know what I mean.

Surprisingly, basil is also good for your nerves or, better say, your nerve pain.

I know you already love its flavor, but you didn't expect me to include it here, right?

In fact, basil can be used for nerve pain relief. How come?

Well, that's because it has many benefits:

  • works as an analgesic
  • has antispasmodic properties
  • can reduce sciatic pain
  • has an anti-inflammatory effect

How should you use basil? Of course, you can add it to different recipes:

  • salads
  • fruits salads
  • pasta

However, this might not be enough, so I recommend you also try basil oil.

What should you do with it?

You're right! You should massage your body with it!

Let me tell you some more details about it:

  1. Before you apply it to your skin, basil oil should be diluted with a carrier oil.
  2. Some carrier oils are the following: olive oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, and coconut oil.
  3. So, add 2-3 drops of basil oil to 20 drops of carrier oil.
  4. Then, apply the mixture to the affected area and massage it gently.
  5. Allow the oil to soak into your skin.

How often should you repeat this treatment?

If you want good results, you should repeat it daily for a couple of weeks.

Moreover, I advise you to try more remedies at once.

In this way, you make sure that you have satisfactory results.


Known as a spice for pizza and pasta, basil is loved by many people.

However, it can also be used as a natural remedy for nerve pain.

So, I recommend you massage the painful area with some basil oil. 



6. Feverfew

Feverfew is a plant similar to chamomile.

You can find it easily, because it usually grows as an ornamental plant in many gardens.

It is quite a beautiful flower – but this is not its only benefit.

Actually, it can help you deal with your nerve pain.

Thanks to its properties, it is one of the best herbs that you can try:

  • has an anti-inflammatory effect [3]
  • works as an antioxidant
  • can reduce your pain

How can you take it?

Well, you have two options:

  • supplements that contain feverfew
  • tea

Let's start with the first one. Actually, there are many supplements on the market that contain feverfew.

So, you can choose the one that suits you best and give it a try.

If taking a supplement is not for you, you can try feverfew tea.

Do you know how to prepare it?

  1. It should be prepared like any other tea.
  2. So add 1 cup of boiling water to 1 teaspoon of tea.
  3. Make sure that you let the tea steep for 5 minutes.
  4. I advise you to drink it without honey or other favors.
  5. If you can't drink it as such, you can add some honey or lemon slices to it.

This is all the information that you need if you want to try this remedy.

I'm sure that these details will help you have an effective result.

So, make sure that you give it a whirl and you will see the results with your own eyes!


Feverfew is a herb that looks like the chamomile flower.

However, it can also ease your pain because it has an anti-inflammatory effect.

So, you can either take a supplement that contains feverfew or you drink feverfew tea. 



My Final Verdict

Are you struggling with nerve pain?

Do you want to try some natural remedies?

Here are the best herbs for nerve pain that can help you:

  • Turmeric
  • Devil's Claw
  • Capsaicin
  • Ginger

All of these remedies can reduce your pain and inflammation.

So, make sure that you give them a try and you'll see the results!

Say goodbye to your pain and enjoy all the activities that you like!

best joint    


1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/-PMC8125634/

2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/-PMC3886382/

3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-26141762/


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Sara is passionate about health, beauty and cosmetics. She likes to do research and to find new information about various medical topics. You can connect with her via Linkedin.

Last updated: February 16, 2023

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