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Herbs that have the ability to soothe or reduce pain by lessening the sensitivity of the nervous system and the brain. It is analgesic and is often applied topically.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
anodyne (adjective)
1.
serving to alleviate pain
2.
not likely to offend or arouse tensions - innocuous
anodyne (noun)
1.
something that soothes, calms, or comforts - the anodyne of bridge, a comfortable book, or sport Harrison Smith
2.
a drug that allays pain