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Devil's claw, the remedy for joints and back pain
Anti-inflammatory remedy, useful in case of joint pain, back pain, arthritis and osteoarthritis, relieves pain, reduces swelling and stiffness.
It was the early 1900s when a German doctor in Namibia first heard from local people about a special plant, which shamans used on the wounded in battle. Intrigued by that strange plant with hooked fruits, the doctor sent samples to Germany where several studies demonstrated the interesting anti-inflammatory properties of the plant. This plant was the devil's claw, whose fame over the years has been further strengthened by scientific evidence that has shown its beneficial action in case of rheuma...
Tiger balm, against headache, back pain and respiratory tract diseases
Thanks to the essential oils that compose it, it performs an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic and antimicrobial action, useful in case of tension headaches, stiff neck, back pain but also to improve breathing, to open the nose and to counteract asthma.
Rangoon, Burma, 1870. In his laboratory a herbalist named Aw Chu Kin worked hard by mixing herbs and oils together, he was looking for something able to relieve pain and to make humans forget the suffering caused by muscle and joint ailments. And eventually he found it. And it was so powerful that a large commercial empire was developed on the basis of this herbal product, carried on by the children of Aw Chu Kin and by the children of his children. We are talking about tiger balm, one of the mo...
Back pain, stiff neck and sciatica, here are the natural remedies and the best exercises to relieve pain and to prevent it
Arnica, cabbage, decoctions, yoga and stretching, here are the best remedies to treat back pain and stiff neck.
The word back pain is an umbrella term that includes various problems, also linked to different causes. For example, bad posture, long walks and exertion can cause lower back pain, while sitting at a desk for a long time, anxiety and tension or sudden movements can cause pain in the neck or shoulders. But back pain can also be due to inflammation of the sciatic nerve. Natural remedies and lifestyle can help relieve pain or prevent it, let's understand better! Arnica against stiff neck and back...
Natural cosmetics, such as kings and queens Part 38, arnica, the daughter of the sun
Anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving, arnica helps in case of trauma and bruises, soothes muscle pain and counteracts joint stiffness, useful in case of bruising, back pain, stiff neck and headache caused by muscle tension.
A long time ago, in a Nordic village surrounded by snow-capped mountains, there lived a farmer, an honest person who was appreciated by all. One day the farmer, while he was in the woods to collect herbs and seeds, saw a woman of extraordinary beauty in a clearing and fell in love with her. This woman had a peculiarity, her hair was so long and shiny because it was made of sun rays! The farmer asked the woman to marry him and she agreed, as long as he never touched her hair. The two married and ...
Emollient, nourishing, antioxidant, cicatrizing, anti-inflammatory and analgesic, suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive, helps wounds heal faster, reduces eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis, including those of the scalp, combats stretch marks and makes the skin elastic, against irritation and redness. Thanks to the analgesic and anti-inflammatory action, it is also useful in case of back pain and pain in the joints and muscles.
Shea tree, scientific name Vitellaria paradoxa, is a plant of the Sapotaceae family very common in Africa. From its seeds, improperly called shea nuts, the famous shea butter is obtained, which is solid at room temperature. This butter is used both as a condiment in the African tradition and as a basic ingredient in various cosmetic products after removing all impurities. Today we talk about the uses of shea butter in cosmetics. Shea butter, cosmetic properties - Shea butter is emollient, repa...
Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and analgesic, useful in case of back pain, stiff neck and arthritis, counteracts acne and skin irritations, can be used to soothe cough and nasal congestion.
Copaiba oil is obtained by steam distillation of the resin of trees of the Copaifera species, belonging to the Fabaceae family. The oil that is obtained, available in herbalist’s shops and online, is arousing much interest among scientists and researchers thanks to its beneficial properties, which we will discuss in this post. Copaiba oil, properties - As shown by scientific studies, copaiba oil is anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, antimicrobial, healing and analgesic (Guimaraes-Santos et al...
Ginger infused oil
Analgesic, anti-inflammatory and warming, useful for back pain, headache, cervical pain, muscle pain after intense physical activity, joint pain.
Ginger, scientific name Zingiber officinale, is a very appreciated officinal plant thanks to its rhizome, scented and rich in active substances. The rhizome can be grated fresh on vegetables, salads, fruit and fish or it can be used to prepare healthy herbal teas. Moreover, from its distillation an essential oil is obtained while by maceration in honey you can get a very useful product to boost the immune system. But that's not all, in fact, with ginger you can also prepare a powerful beneficial...
Arnica, infused oil and cream
Analgesic and anti-inflammatory action proven by scientific studies, useful in case of trauma, bruises, sprains, hematomas, joint pain, muscle pain and muscle strains.
Arnica, scientific name Arnica montana, is a medicinal plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. Arnica is also one of the most well-known and appreciated traditional natural remedies, so that, even today, you can find in every chemist’s and herbalist’s shop arnica infused oils, tinctures, creams and gels, used for external applications in case of trauma, bruises, sprains with swelling, pain and stiffness. Moreover, arnica-based products are also considered useful to alleviate the symptoms of os...
Remedy of ancient tradition with a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action proven by scientific studies, useful in case of acne, wounds, dermatitis, sores but also muscle pain, sciatica, rheumatism and stiff neck.
Hypericum, scientific name Hypericum perforatum, is a well-known and appreciated medicinal plant of the Clusiaceae family. Hypericum is also called St. John's Wort since its maximum flowering falls around June 24, St. John's Day. This plant is a natural remedy that can be used both internally, in fact, it is able to counteract depression, and for topical applications. In this post we will focus our attention on its cosmetic properties and on the effects of external uses of hypericum, in particul...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 11, Rose infused oil worthy of the Gods of Olympus
Rose oil is an excellent massage oil, it is relaxing and analgesic, even in case of back pain during pregnancy, if applied as a serum on face it is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
The palace of the king of Babylon Nebuchadnezzar was decorated with roses whose petals were used to prepare a scented oil. In ancient Greece and ancient Rome, roses were the symbol of the goddess of love, Aphrodite or Venus, they represented beauty and joy and the rose infused oil was also well known. About this special and powerful beauty oil spoke Pliny and Homer, who, in the Book XXIII of the Iliad described that Aphrodite applied on Hector's body a rose infused oil to protect him from the an...
Wintegreen essential oil
Anti-inflammatory action useful in case of rheumatism, muscle pain and back pain, thanks to its antiseptic properties counteracts acne, itching, dandruff and skin irritations, useful against cough, flu and cold.
Gaultheria procumbens is a plant belonging to the Ericaceae family native to North America. Its fruits are berries characterized by a special red color and the plant is an amazing ornament for balconies or tables during Christmas period. However, gaultheria doesn’t have just an ornamental role, from its leaves indeed an essential oil with painkilling and anti-inflammatory properties is extracted, this essential oil is called wintergreen essential oil. Let’s see its uses and properties. But first...
How to get rid of neck, back and joint pain with essential oils
The essential oils of black pepper, ginger and rosemary are useful to counteract the back, neck and joint pain.
Back and joint pain, sore neck and rheumatism are some of the problems that may be treated also with essential oils. Today we will see the best essential oils with painkilling, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties that you can apply on the soreness. Don’t apply directly the pure essential oil on the skin, but dilute it always in a carrier oil in the proportion of 1 tablespoon of oil and 2-3 drops of essence. As a carrier oil you can use the St John’s Wort oil, but in this case it is b...
Stimulating effect on cats, mosquito repellent, sedative and antispasmodic action on humans, useful in case of digestive problems, acidity, abdominal cramps but also muscle or back pain, insomnia.
Catnip, also known as catmint or catswort, scientific name Nepeta cataria, is a perennial plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family. Catswort has benefits on cats, for these pets in fact it acts as a neuro-active agent, but has also benefits for humans. First at all, it acts as an anti-mosquito repellent. According to a study perfomed by the University of Iowa and presented a few years ago at the meeting of the American Chermical Society, nepetalactone, the essential oil of catswort also responsib...
External use for gout, rheumatism, sciatica, backache and cramps, for internal use vermifuge action, to be used under medical supervision.
The male fern, Polystichum filix-mas, belongs to the Aspidiaceae family and grows wild in the woods, especially of beech, oak and chestnut. It is characterized by large leaves with a big vein structure and has healthful properties, for which it was already known by ancient Greeks. In fact, Galen but also Dioscorides, Greek physicians, used it to counteract intestinal parasites. Nowadays its vermifuge effect is recognized if used internally, while, in case of external applications, the fern is ca...
Marjoram essential oil
Calming, antispasmodic, balsamic, expectorant and painkilling action, useful in case of cough, cold and sinusitis, able to soothe headache, neuralgias, back pain, arthritis, muscle pain and muscle stiffness, calming action in case of nervous ticks and insomnia.
Marjoram, origanum majorana, belongs to the Lamiaceae family and is well appreciated in cooking as a spice to make the dishes tastier. From the leaves of marjoram, through steam distillation, an essential oil with calming, relaxing, antispasmodic, painkilling and expectorant properties is obtained. The essential oil is contraindicated during pregnancy, breastfeeding and in small children. Let’s see the main applications. Headache, neuralgias, pain, stomach cramps – Marjoram essential oil can b...
Turmeric essential oil
Antiseptic and antiviral action, useful to apply on irritated skin, skin with acne, but also to treat fungus of nails and feet, cold sores and warts, anti-wrinkle action, able to soothe joint pain, sciatica, back pain and muscle pain, against dandruff, tonic and revitalizing action.
Turmeric, scientific name Curcuma longa, is a spice of the Zinziberaceae family well known and appreciated thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer, digestive properties and its ability to support the immune system. From steam distillation of the rhizome of the plant the turmeric essential oil is obtained, that has all the benefits of the spice. Let’s see how to use this essential oil, that is to avoid during pregnancy, breastfeeding and in small children. Joint pain, muscle p...
Remedy for pain and contracted muscles, headache, used to treat allergic disorders, food allergies, hives, eczema, asthma, help in case of insomnia, anxiety and panic attacks.
The Scutellaria baicalensis, also known as Baical skullcap, comes from Russia and China and is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat allergies, inflammation, flu, liver and lung diseases and headaches. The herbaceous plant has in fact anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-allergic, antispasmodic and sedative properties, it can be used in case of back pain, because it is able to relax the muscles, headaches, but also insomnia and anxiety states, panic attacks, but especially in case o...
Helpful for stomach, intestine and liver, digestive properties, rich in vitamin C, diuretic action, useful in case of water retention, rheumatism and stones, expectorant properties, remedy in case of cough, catarrh, cold, able to relieve back pain, low back pain and sciatica.
Horseradish is a plant of the Brassicaceae family. The horseradish root helps stomach, intestine and the liver to perform their functions. It avoids also intestinal gas formation. In addition to this, horseradish is also rich in vitamin C and has a diuretic effect. For this reason it is very helpful in case of water retention and genitourinary tract stones. Horseradish is also a valid remedy in case of cold, cough and catarrh. For external use horseradish root is helpful in case of back pain, sc...
Painkiller, anti-inflammatory properties, useful in case of muscle or joint pain, remedy to treat cervical pain, sciatica, back pain, arthritis, rheumatism, tendinitis.
Devil’s claw is a painkiller with anti-inflammatory properties. For this reason this remedy is very helpful in case of pain and inflammations such as tendinitis, arthritis, sciatica, back and cervical pain, rheumatism. However, you should be very careful with devil’s claw, avoid it if you suffer from diabetes and if you are taking medicines to control blood sugar or anticoagulants. It is better to avoid devil’s claw during pregnancy or if you suffer from gastritis or ulcer. Devil’s claw can be t...
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