Imagine what it would be like if the screaming pain of neuropathy didn’t keep you from doing everything you love… if you didn’t have to wonder when the next intense sensation would attack.
Neuropathy strikes in unexpected ways. Sometimes, it will plague you with pins and needles… other times, your feet may go numb, making it virtually impossible to walk comfortably. One moment you may feel like your toes are on fire, and the next your hands could feel unbearably itchy.
Mainstream “solutions” for this never-ending problem just don’t seem to make the pain stop. Worse, they might bring on new discomforts to add to your distress. And there doesn’t seem to be anything your doctor can do that will really make a difference.
That leaves you stuck suffering every day and night. Out of desperation, you start looking for natural ways to at least turn down the volume on your pain… but everything you’ve tried before has left you disappointed and living in agony.
You don’t have to live like that anymore. Not when you find the right botanical to help turn things around. Because nature provides exactly what you need to feel your best – if you know where to look –so you won’t be stuck wishing for your neuropathy to fade away.
Migraine “weed” helps soothe the nerves
It’s known as bachelor’s buttons, midsummer daisy, flirtroot, and featherfoil… but natural healers know it best as feverfew. This daisy-like “weed” grows wild throughout Europe and the United States, and it’s been a staple of folk medicine for generations.
Its most common name – feverfew – comes from febrifugia, Latin for fever reducer, because it was primarily used to defeat “hot inflammation.” And a plant that’s known for quieting burning heat and inflammation could play a soothing role in neuropathy.
Though this flowering herb most widely used to by people with migraines, it’s also been used traditionally to treat fevers, toothaches, rheumatoid arthritis, insect bites, allergies, and painful spasms (like foot cramps).
Researchers have discovered a wealth of plant chemicals with wide-ranging capabilities in feverfew. Its known properties include:
Thanks to several human clinical trials (mainly focused on headaches), we know that feverfew works safely and effectively to thwart pain and inflammation. That’s mainly thanks to a unique plant chemical found in the herb, one that holds a lot of promise for nerve health.
Potent plant chemical targets pain signals
Most medicines get their start in the plant kingdom. That’s because nature provides everything we need to stay healthy… even if many medical professionals have forgotten that.
Feverfew is chockfull of biologically active compounds, including plant chemicals such as
- sesquiterpene lactones
- volatile oils
- polyphenolic acids
Some of these you may have heard of (like camphor and quercetin), while others will be unfamiliar. But the most studied – and the most powerful – is a sesquiterpene lactone known as parthenolide. This potent plant compound tackles pain and inflammation in some very important ways, including interrupting the NF-kB pathway, which can unleash a dangerous inflammatory cascade.
Another way feverfew can help ease the agony of neuropathy: Parthenolide also targets a special pain-signaling channel called TRPA1. When TRPA1 is stimulated, it causes sensations like heat, cold, itchiness, and pain. But parthenolide acts directly on that channel, muting those signals and reducing their effects.
Researchers have also found that parthenolide from feverfew:
- makes skin less sensitive to touch… so you won’t have to worry about pain when you go to put socks on
- reduces neuropathic pain… so everything you do won’t be colored by throbbing, stinging, burning agony
- inhibits the production of several inflammatory compounds, including TNF-a (tumor necrosis factor alpha) and IL-1B (interleukin one beta)… so your nerves have a chance to calm down and stop sending the wrong signals
All of those capabilities help explain why feverfew works so well to quiet the excruciatingly painful sensations brought on by neuropathy… and there are many studies that highlight just how effectively it can do that.
Taming neuropathic pain and regenerating healthy nerves
While the lion’s share of human clinical studies on feverfew focused on headaches, other research has been discovering just how much this healing plant can do for nerve health. The results have been truly astounding, as scientists learn exactly how well feverfew and its powerful components can turn the tables on neuropathy.
One study found that feverfew relieved neuropathic pain in diabetic lab rats in a way “comparable to clinically used antihyperalgesic drugs,” according to the researchers. That effectiveness was traced back to parthenolide, one of the key plant chemicals found in feverfew. And the researchers also noted that rats getting feverfew treatment didn’t show any signs of behavioral side effects or changes in coordination.
Another animal study found that feverfew reduced sensitivity in inflamed paws similarly to standard pain relievers. Researchers discovered that injecting a feverfew extract significantly increased the animals’ pain threshold within just 30 minutes. Animals with neuropathy (brought on by either injury or chemotherapy) got substantial pain relief from that feverfew extract. That led the researchers to conclude that feverfew extract could have an effect on many different kinds of pain, including neuropathy.
And some very exciting research shows us that feverfew can do more than just ease some painful symptoms… it may also help encourage healthy nerve regeneration. And pristine healthy nerve cells don’t send mixed up signals. In a groundbreaking study, scientists learned that parthenolide nearly doubles axonal regrowth – and axons are the parts of nerves responsible for sending messages. Basically, feverfew helped speed up nerve repair in animals with nerve damage.
Now, these are all animal studies, but they’ve consistently had such promising results that scientists believe feverfew could have equally remarkable effects on people. Just imagine what it might be able to do for you!
Feverfew PLUS additional soothing ingredients for complete nerve support
On its own, feverfew – powered by parthenolide – offers the anti-inflammatory and nerve-regenerating support your nerves need to stop sending mixed up pain signals. And when it’s combined with three other high-quality traditional herbs in a proprietary blend, its powers go even further.
You’ll find that unique blend of four premium herbal extracts in an effective nerve formula called Nerve Renew, along with six essential healthy-nerve nutrients you need to say goodbye to the agonizing discomfort. Now, these aren’t just regular off-the-shelf nutrients that you could find in any old multi-vitamin… they’re specialized, highly bioavailable forms that work differently and better… so you can feel like yourself again in no time at all.