From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Muscle Cramps/Spasms:
- Citrus Bioflavonoids
- Cramp Bark
- Curcumin and Turmeric Root
- Ginkgo Biloba
- Kava Kava
- Passion Flower
- Turmeric Root
- Valerian Root
- Willow Bark
Natural Cures and Remedies for Muscle Cramps/Spasms
Because many of us have unconsciously developed a habit of relying on dysfunctional breathing patterns as strategies for dealing with stress, relaxing and allowing a normal breathing pattern can sometimes leave one feeling vulnerable in times of stress. If you find that this happens, then I suggest that you relax your muscles even more deeply. Allow an effortless, easy, relaxed normal breathing pattern to occur.
The difference between an ordinary cold and flu is a question of severity of symptoms. Flu is caused by specific influenza viruses, strains of which can be quite virulent. People with flu usually experience high fever, severe coughing, muscle ache, headache and nausea. They often feel very weak, virtually unable to drag themselves out of bed. Flu usually lasts longer than a cold, and can leave you exhausted and depressed for weeks afterwards. Flu can be a serious disease and requires vigorous treatment.
Boswellia, Bromelain, Capsicum, Cayenne, Chasteberry, Citrus Bioflavonoids, Cramp Bark, Curcumin and Turmeric Root, Ginkgo Biloba, Grapeseed, Kava Kava, Meadowsweet, Passion Flower, Turmeric Root, Valerian Root, Willow Bark
e ovaries make reproductive hormones, primarily estrogen and progesterone. Estrogens direct cells to grow and multiply, while progester-one directs them to slow their growth and mature normally. Estrogen creation relies on other hormones in the surrounding tissues, such as fat, skin, and muscle, whereas progesterone is produced after the ovum (the egg) is released. If regular ovulation is not occurring, these hor-mones are most likely out of balance.
to relax GI smooth muscles, peppermint oil may sometimes worsen symptoms of hiatal hernia. Coated pills opening too soon (in stomach) may cause gastralgia and heartburn. Excessive ingestion of the oil is associated with acute renal failure and interstitial nephrosis. Menthol reactions include reported cases of urticaria, allergic cheilitis, stomatosis, and rarely, shaking chills from use of topical menthol products. GI complaints due to use of peppermint preparations include stomatosis, severe esophagitis, gastrosis, unexplained diarrhea, and pancreatitis. Menthol in nasal preparations may cause spasm of the glottis in young children (AEH). Should not be inhaled by small children (AEH). Menthol-containing ointments applied to an infant’s nostrils have produced immediate collapse. ‘Peppermint tea should not be given to infants or very young children because the pungent fragrance can cause gagging (Castleman, 1996). Estimated LD for menthol in humans may be as low as 2 g. Survival after doses of 8 to 9 g have been reported. I fear APA erred in saying that it took 1 g/kg body weight menthol to be lethal in humans (APA). Estimated LD50 for peppermint oil in humans = 20009000
For most of us, when we think of breathing, we think first of the lungs. The lungs certainly play a vital role in respiration. However, contrary to popular belief, the lungs play a passive, not an active role in the mechanics of breathing. I frequently hear or read about practices or devices which claim they will ‘strengthen the lungs. This is a false and misleading claim because the lungs are not muscles.
As such, the sedentary muscle cramps will begin to set in, thus making the workday quite torturous for some workers. The beauty with Yoga is that it encourages a greater sense of flexibility in the muscles, therefore lessening the likelihood of muscle cramps happening due to a sedentary work position. Furthermore, any good Yoga deep breathing or relaxation technique can actually help in offering a greater sense of stability to an office worker’s muscles, thereby reducing the risk of any muscle cramps occurring in the future.