Arnica has been used for medicinal purposes for over 500 years and is still popular today. When applied to the skin it has been used to soothe muscle aches and effectively reduce inflammation. Arnica users have found it to have the same effect as the use of (ibuprofen) in treating the symptoms of joint aches and inflammation. It is also commonly used by many to increase the recovery of bruising.
Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin Seed)
In an oil form it has been used by millions around the world to enhance health. While it is effective alone, ongoing studies have shown that with the combination of other herbs, it has been highly effective. Users have also preferred it for its powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Post-Surgical Scar Prevention - Tested on areas of post-operative trauma, Nigella sativa was found to protect peritoneal surfaces from scarring or adhesion formation. Psoriasis - Applied topically to psoriasis inflammation, black seed was able to increase epidermal thickness and soothe eruptions.
Cajeput oil when combined with other ingredients in topical ointments, users have found it to be a highly effective treatment for joint pain (rheumatism) and other related body aches. Cajeput essential oil is commonly used for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antifungal and anti-bacterial properties. Many also report its success in relieving nerve pain.
Originally from India, ginger is currently used throughout the world for its antioxidant and anti- inflammatory properties. In traditional medicine, Ginger is topically massaged to reduce pain caused by muscle aches, arthritis, rheumatic conditions and headaches. Ginger root is used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.
Bay oil is used worldwide as a natural astringent and antiseptic. The antioxidants in the leaf additionally impart anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties.
According to information found in the journal “Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry.” July, 2005 it found
the chemical compound Anethole found in Anise to be an effective as the anti-inflammatory . It should
also be noted that according to a March 2009 article in “Chemistry of Natural Compounds” the anti-
fungal ability of star anise is “powerful,”
What is it?
A species of succulent plant (water-retaining plants) that originated in the Southwest Asia, Northern Africa, the Canary islands and Cape Verde Islands near Portugal . Used widely in the traditional herbal medicine of China, Japan, Russia, South Africa, the United States, Jamaica and India.
Has shown to relieve itching and swelling of irritated skin. Helps moisturize and soften the skin.