As a Vegan, I tend not to want to put toxins such as aspirin, and pain pills in my now delicately balanced system -out of respect for all the hard work that I have done and out of respect for my body. Knowing the healing powers of herbs really can help reduce the uncomfortable moments in life that everyone experiences from time to time. The remedies are right in your grocery store or local farmers market..
Here are a few links. My favorite herb is thyme.
BBC Good Food The healing power of herbs
The Healing power of herb and spices
5 spices with incredible healing power