Directions: Rub a SMALL amount onto the area that needs relief. Exercise CAUTION and you may need to wrap the area in a protective bandage as turmeric STAINS clothing and fabric.
Ingredients: Organic olive oil, organic sunflower oil, organic ginger, organic turmeric, organic white willow bark, organic arnica flowers, organic cassia cinnamon, organic beeswax, juniper berry essential oil, clove bud essential oil, black pepper essential oil.
TURMERIC // Curcuma longa // cholagogue, choleretic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, hepatic, hypolipidemic, vulnerary, stimulant // an anti-inflammatory herb great for aches and pains such as muscle aches, back pain, cramping, and joint pain. curcumin, one of the key constituents in turmeric, lowers the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation.
GINGER // Zingiber officinale // antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, circulatory stimulant, radioprotective // revs up the circulatory system, getting the blood flowing. reduces swelling and pain in joints.
ARNICA // Arnica montana // anti-inflammatory, analgesic, rubefacient, vulnerary // used to speed healing and relieve pain, inflammation, swelling, and bruising associated with traumatic injuries such as fractures, sprains, and contusions. invaluable ally for muscular aches and pains
WHITE WILLOW BARK // Salix alba // the ancient Greeks used oils infused with white willow bark for relieving arthritis and joint pain and inflammation. a proven analgesic, its active constituent, salicin, was isolated in 1828 and by the end of the 19th century, a synthetic version of salicin, known as salicylic acid, was produced in a laboratory and our modern-day aspirin was made.
CINNAMON (CASSIA) // Cinnamomum cassia // antioxidant, tonic, analgesic, circulatory stimulant, diaphoretic, alterative, expectorant, carminative, digestive, emmenagogue // reduces joint and nerve pain
JUNIPER // Juniperus spp. // antibacterial, anti-catarrhal, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antineoplastic, antinociceptive, antioxidant, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antiviral, carminative, digestive, diuretic, hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, stomachic // reduces swelling and inflammation, reduces muscle and nerve pain. reduces stiffness and pain associated with arthritis, gout, neuralgia, and rheumatism
CLOVE // Syzygium aromaticum // anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiviral, anti-inflammatory // constituent eugenol is a powerful anti-inflammatory and can have a numbing effect
BLACK PEPPER // Piper nigrum // stimulant, antipyretic, carminative, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial // it has demonstrated that it can enhance the absorption of other nutrients when taken simultaneously. often used in herbal formulations as a catalyst, which is an activator plant that helps “direct” other herbs in a formula, enhance their effectiveness, or help the body assimilate them. sometimes applied directly to the skin for nerve pain. used topically as a counterirritant for pain.