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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...
Noni, the juice with a thousand properties
Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antitumor, protects and strengthens the immune system from the attack of viruses and bacteria, increases energy and resistance, helps reduce cholesterol and triglycerides, analgesic, helps to soothe and in many cases to resolve joint pain and stiff neck.
Legend has it that the peoples of Polynesia overcame periods of famine thanks to a plant with extraordinary fruits, noni, or morinda citrifolia. We do not know if this is true also because, it must be said, the taste of mature noni is not very pleasant and can suggest a certain degree of rancidity, but certainly the peoples of Polynesia well knew that their health would take advantage. And the fame of noni, over the centuries, has endured reaching the present day. In fact, today it is easy to fi...
Powerful antioxidant, antitumor and cardioprotective action, helps in case of joint pain and irritable bowel syndrome, anxiolytic properties.
It was an apple that caused the war between Greeks and Trojans, it was an apple the fruit of immortality that Hercules managed to steal from the garden of the Hesperides and it was always an apple that, according to legend, fell on Newton's head, inspiring the great scientist the theory of gravitational force. The apple has always been a symbol of beauty and eternal life but it is not just about myths and traditions, this fruit is truly a precious source of beneficial substances for health conta...
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...
Lavender essential oil, the essence that you should always have with you
Calming, useful in case of insomnia, neuroprotective, analgesic in case of pain in the muscles and joints, brings relief in case of painful menstruation, promotes hair growth, fights acne, calms itching and soothes the bites of insect.
The scent of lavender smells good, clean, of lines well folded and carefully stored in the closets, of blue fields that are lost on the horizon. And it is precisely this perfume that envelops us when we open a bottle of its essential oil, obtained by steam distillation of lavender flowers. Lavender essential oil is probably one of the best known and appreciated and owes its fame to the relaxing, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that characterize it and make it an essential oil to alway...
Picrorhiza, or kutki
Anti-inflammatory, useful to counteract inflammation of the joints, it also acts on the liver and stimulates digestion.
Picrorhiza kurroa, also known as kutki or katuka, is a herbaceous plant from northeastern India and Nepal. Its root has been used for centuries by Ayurvedic medicine thanks to its hepatoprotective, digestive and healing properties. Science is also focusing on this remedy and in fact it is possible to find numerous studies on its properties. Let's see more about the effect of picrorhiza. Picrorhiza, properties - As reported by scientific research, picrorhiza kurroa has proven to be able to prot...
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...
Laurel essential oil
Sedative, calming, anti inflammatory and antiviral action, useful to counteract virus, flu and cold, soothes stomach pain and abdominal cramps, helps in case of joint and muscle pain, counteracts acne and dermatitis.
Laurel, scientific name Laurus nobilis, also known as bay tree or bay laurel, is a medicinal and ornamental plant cultivated mainly in Europe and America. Through steam distillation of leaves and branches an essential oil is obtained with anti bacterial, antiviral, digestive and calming properties. This essential oil should be used only externally, it is not for inner intake, avoid during pregnancy and, in any case, test it on a small portion of your skin to be sure that it is not irritating for...
Useful against nausea, sour stomach, poor digestion, high levels of cholesterol and blood sugar, cough, characterized by antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties, protects the liver, joints and brain.
Ginger, scientific name Zingiber officinale, is a plant of the Zingiberaceae family native to the Far East but nowadays widely known all over the world. The part of ginger that we use is the fleshy and fragrant rhizome, fresh, sliced or grated, in the dried form as a powder or even in the form of candied fruit. Ginger is a spice used to flavor sweet and savory dishes, but also to prepare healthy herbal teas. In fact, ginger is characterized by beneficial properties, which we are now going to see...
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...
Digestive, carminative, antioxidant, painkilling, thanks to its essential oils is able to soothe the pain in case of arthritis and results useful in case of PCOS.
Moroccan mint, scientific name Mentha spicata var crispa, is a perennial plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family and is a cousin of the well known peppermint. Moroccan mint has a sweeter taste than peppermint and, for this reason, can be used for cooking as a scented and healthy dressing but also to prepare the famous Moroccan mint tea. Moroccan mint, properties – For what concerns the properties, the leaves of the Moroccan mint, rich in essential oils, result, like peppermint, antimicrobial a...
Cherries, stones and stems
The stems of the cherries are diuretic, antioxidant and antimicrobial and help in case of cystitis, water retention and cellulite, the cherry stones can be used to make a pillow useful in case of muscle and joint pain, painful menstruation, stress, stiff neck but also distortions and sprains.
Cherries are so delicious, juicy, tasty and healthy, rich in vitamins, mineral salts and antioxidant substances. And the great thing of cherries is that nothing is thrown away, neither the stems nor the stones, both interesting natural remedies! But let's see better in detail. Cherry stems - Cherry stems are highly diuretic and therefore useful in case of water retention and cellulite (Hooman et al, Pak J Pharm Sci, Oct 2009). Moreover, scientific studies (Aires et al, ABP, 2017) have observed...
Able to strengthen the immune system, useful to prevent or counteract cold, flu and cold sores, shows an anti inflammatory and painkilling action helpful in case of rheumatism and arthrosis.
Uncaria tormentosa is a medicinal plant belonging to the Rubiaceae family. It is native to the rainforests of Amazonia and central America and is called also cat’s claw because of its hook-like thorns needed by the plant to climb on the trees. Used as a remedy since ancient times thanks to its healthy action, now the properties of uncaria are recognized also by scientists (Reis et al, Int Immunopharmacol, Mar 2008 – de Paula et al, J Altern Complement Med, Jan 2015). In particular, according to ...
Hyaluronic acid, the beauty secret
Hyaluronic acid is able to retain water in the cutaneous tissues by counteracting wrinkles, moreover, it is useful also to accelerate wound healing processes and results beneficial in case of osteoarthritis.
What causes skin aging? With years and as a consequence of the action of some external agents, especially UV rays, cigarette smoke and pollution, the cutaneous tissues lose their moisture and therefore water that, on the contrary, guarantees tone, elasticity and mobility. The key molecule involved in the hydration level of the skin is hyaluronic acid, a constituent not only of skin, but also of the connective tissues and eyes. This substance is produced by the body and is able to retain water, h...
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...
Method that mix strength and meditation, helpful for rehabilitation, to strengthen the spine, the abdominal muscles but in general able to involve all the muscles, has the aim to reshape the body, to make the movements more harmonious and calm the mind, in the article the Pilates exercise The Hundred will also be explained.
Pilates is a fitness method developed in the early 1900s by Joseph Pilates with the purpose to improve posture, to make the movements more harmonious and to reshape the body. Joseph Pilates created this method with the aim to support the injured dancers on their path to rehabilitation, he mixed the strength, typical of the Occidental exercises, with the calm and concentration of Oriental practice and meditation. Many pilates exercises remind indeed of the yoga poses and in fact this is where the...
Vitamins and mineral salts, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties demonstrated by scientific studies, able to support the immune system, useful in case of stress and tiredness, against joint pain, cystitis, cold and digestive problems.
Chaga mushroom, scientific name Inonotus obliquus, is a type of mushroom that generally grows on the bark of trees such as birch but also beech, oak and alder in regions characterized by cold weather such as Siberia, Alaska and part of north Canada. The name chaga comes from the Russian word used to indicate the mushroom. This mushroom has been used for centuries and now it is becoming popular thanks to its antioxidant properties, useful to counteract aging processes, wrinkles and dull skin, but...
New Zealand green lipped mussel
Anti-inflammatory action on the joints, useful in case of arthritis, joint stiffness and not elastic, able to nourish the cartilage and to improve the mobility.
New Zealand green lipped mussel, scientific name Perna canaliculus, is a bivalve mollusk belonging to the Mytilidae family and native to New Zealand. Its fame is growing fast because this type of mussel has beneficial properties for the health of the joints and, for this reason, it is possible to find, in specialized shops, supplements based on this mollusk that are really useful in case of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, joint stiffness and joint pain. The oil that is extracted from these...
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...
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and digestive properties, able to counteract the formation of intestinal gases, stimulated the production of gastric juices, painkilling effect, soothes abdominal pain, spasms, arthritis and rheumatism, calming action.
Mace is a spice native to the Moluccas obtained from the internal part of the fruit of a tree, Myristica fragrans. From the same tree is obtained also nutmeg that comes, on the contrary, from the seed and has a more intense and less sweet taste than mace. Mace has vitamins, such as A, C and group B, and mineral salts, such as magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, manganese, selenium and phosphorus, it contains also antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, very useful to counteract free radicals. In a...
Coriander essential oil
Antibacterial action demonstrated by scientific studies, useful after a long illnesses, able to regenerate and tone the body, improves blood circulation, helpful in case of problems of stomach, abdominal cramps, poor digestion, fermentations, but acts also in case of rheumatism, muscle pain and joint pain.
Coriander, Coriandrum sativum, also known as Chinese parsley, is a plant belonging to the Apiaceae family. From the fruits of the plant, through steam distillation, an essential oil with interesting healthy properties is obtained, however, this essential oil is contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding, in small children. Useful to bring relief in case of problems of stomach and intestine, it is antibacterial according to scientific studies (Silva et al, Journal of Medical Microbiology,...
Nutmeg essential oil
Anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic properties, soothes joint pain and relaxes the muscles, can be used against back pain, useful to treat poor digestion, flatulence, trapped wind and abdominal cramp, able to regulate the sebum production and for this reason it is useful in case of oily hair and scalp, against apathy, tonic for the nervous system and concentration.
Myristica fragrans is a tree native to the Indonesian Moluccas from which a very scented spice is obtained, the nutmeg, that is the seed of the plant. The essential oil is made from the nutmeg through steam distillation, it is anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, it is helpful for the health of the gastrointestinal tract and acts as a tonic and stimulant for the nervous system and the brain activity, it improves concentration and counteracts asthenia. Nutmeg essential oil is strong and it is contr...
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...
Ginger essential oil
Remedy against sickness, car sick and seasick, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic action useful in case of cold, bronchitis or other diseases related to the respiratory tract, digestive properties, able to stimulate blood circulation, against muscle and joint pain, pain of the sciatic nerve, rheumatism, relaxing and tonic effect in case of nervous breakdown.
Ginger, Zingiber officinalis, is a plant belonging to the Zingiberaceae family, the same as cardamom. From the root of ginger, through steam distillation, an essential oil is obtained. This essential oil has anti-nausea, digestive, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and tonic properties. Don’t use during pregnancy, breastfeeding or in small children. Diseases of the respiratory tract – Ginger essential oil can be useful in case of chronic bronchitis, cold, pharyngitis and tonsillitis, in fact it is...
Calming and relaxing action, promotes the sleep, improves sleep quality, useful to keep under control anxiety, agitation, palpitations and irritability, antispasmodic effect useful for treating menstrual cramps, colitis, irritable bowel but also joint pain.
Valerian, scientific name Valeriana officinalis, also known as garden valerian or setwall, is a plant belonging to the Valerianaceae family with relaxing and sedative properties that are useful against anxiety, agitation, insomnia or tachycardia, headache or menstrual cramps and even irritated bowel and colitis. Valerian actually has many varieties, almost 250, but Valeriana officinalis is the one used in phytotherapy since ancient Roman and Greek times. It is indeed particularly rich in calming...
Basil essential oil
Antiseptic, calming, decongestant and expectorant properties, useful to protect intestinal flora, able to treat diseases of the respiratory tract, calms the stomach cramps, ideal for rheumatism and muscular cramps, able to help in case of acne and to fortify hair, calms the mind and makes it active, promotes mental clarity.
From steam distillation of the leaves of basil, scientific name Ocimum basilico, plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family, an essential oil is obtained. This essential oil has decongestant, antiseptic and calming properties, in addition to this it is also able to balance the intestinal flora. You can use this essential oil in case of poor digestion but also cold, bronchitis, otitis, sinusitis, headache and migraine, rheumatism. You can apply it also on insect bites or in order to fortify the hair...
Digestive, cleansing, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties as demonstrated by scientific studies, action against bacteria, useful to counteract Helicobacter pylori and the bacteria of the respiratory tract, anti-inflammatory effect in case of swollen joints and joint pain.
Eutrema japonicum is a plant commonly known as wasabi or Japanese horseradish. It belongs to the Brassicaceae family and grows naturally in the coldest regions of Japan. The stem is used in order to obtain a green-colored paste, very spicy, called with the same name as the plant, wasabi, very appreciated with dishes like sushi. Wasabi, both the freshly grated stem, but very rare to find, and the dip, have digestive, antioxidant and antibacterial properties, useful against aging processes and the...
Vetiver essential oil
Antiseptic and anti-rheumatic properties, able to regulate the sebum, helpful in case of oily skin, acne, infections but also arthritis, joint pain and muscle pain, rheumatism, able to support the circulatory system, action against water retention and swollen legs, relaxing effect, able to give strength, stability and firmness, able to attenuate panic attack and anxiety.
From the roots of vetiver, vetiveria zizanoides, a plant belonging to Poaceae family and native to India, an essential oil is obtained. Vetiver essential oil has anti-rheumatic and immunostimulating properties, it is able to treat infections, arthritis and allergic reactions. From the emotive point of view, the essential oil brings calm, strength, firmness and stability, alleviates panic attacks. Let’s see the main uses of the vetiver essential oil, remember to use it always diluted because it i...
Black pepper essential oil
Analgesic, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, helpful to relieve muscle and joint pain, against rheumatism, remedy in case of cold, flu and other diseases of the respiratory tract, sore throat, against the formation of intestinal gas, promotes the production of gastric juices, helpful for concentration and mental activity.
From distillation of the berries of Piper nigrum the black pepper essential oil is obtained, it has analgesic, digestive, antimicrobial and tonic properties, it helps in case of water retention and in case of joint and muscle pain. Unlike the spice, the black pepper essential oil is not spicy but it is better to avoid using it on swollen and warm parts, with capillaries and on chapped or damaged skin, use it always in small amounts and dilute it. Joint and muscle pain, rigidity of ligaments, ...
Antioxidants and mineral salts, action on hair and nails, able to strengthen them, remedy to boost the immune system and to protect the elasticity of tissues and blood vessels, against joint pain.
The bamboo is a plant of the Gramineae family, typical of the tropical and sub-tropical regions, it is characterized by flexible stems, high but at the same time very resistant. The bamboo, for these characteristics, can be used to implement architectural constructions, furniture but also paper and textiles. In addition to this, the bamboo has also healing properties, it is in fact a source of mineral salts and antioxidants, in particular, it is rich in silica, potassium and choline, important t...
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