From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Muscles:

  • Chromium Picolinate
  • Devils Claw
  • Hemp Oil

Natural Cures and Remedies for Muscles

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.

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 = 2000–9000

Chromium Picolinate, Devils Claw, Hemp Oil

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.

Proteins are thus vital substances, which form important constituent of muscles, tissues, and the blood. Proteins supply the building material for the body and make good the wear and tear of tissues. Several substances concerned with vital life processes such as enzymes, which help in digestion of food, are chiefly protein in nature.

The only device that I have come across that I like is the Frolov device, or the U.S. knock-off (for half the price) called BreathSlim. This device uses water to provide resistance for either the inhalation or the exhalation or both. And I find that resistance on exhalation is often far more beneficial than resistance on the inhalation. That is because the gentle resistance on exhalation trains the muscles in the chest and abdomen to relax.