Pain is an unpleasant sensation that may be experienced in many parts of the body which may be short-lived or chronic. Causes include injury and conditions such as cancer and multiple sclerosis. Pain severity is often measured using self-reported assessments on scales or scores. In addition to prescribed and over-the-counter medication, pain may also be managed with physical therapy, psychotherapies and herbal medication.

For information on the results from randomised controlled trials and a summary of the findings using meta-analysis, select a herb or compound below and download the related fact sheet. As always, consult your physician before adding new treatments to your regimen or changing any current medication.