Anti-inflammatory liniment for the relief of arthritis, joint pains, sore muscles and tendons
No parabens, denatured alcohol, or other deleterious commercial schwag – just nature’s finest healing ingredients.
The skin is a permeable membrane that absorbs nutrients as food – and this stuff is food grade, organic. You can put it on your toast if you want – but the skin loves it best!
Essential oils are rapidly absorbed through the skin and are detectable in plasma after topical application. Thus topical application of essential oils provide effective delivery of anti-inflammatory agents to the site of inflammation. See below for further details and citations.
Organic Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil
Organic Cold Pressed Virgin Olive Oil
Pure Beeswax, Tocopherols T-50 (Vitamin E)
Steam distilled essential oils of
Work into sore joints, muscles & tendons three times per day as a daily habit for a minimum of three to four weeks.
CAUTION: Contains Essential Oil of Turmeric. May stain light coloured clothing!
Most essential oils have antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. But ginger, orange, turmeric, frankincense and myrrh have been shown to have a most beneficial and synergistic anti-inflammatory action.
U.S. National Library of Medicine study shows that topical application of ointment containing essential oils decreases the severity of arthritis by changing the disease-related immunological and biochemical mediators of inflammation. (1)
is analgesic and anti-inflammatory and has been shown to help lessen pain associated with arthritis.
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles showed that ginger affects certain inflammatory processes at a cellular level. Ginger has anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and antioxidant activities, as well as analgesic properties, making it appropriate for use in arthritis. (2)
The fiery sensation and properties of ginger affect the pain pathways directly and rapidly in most cases, relieving the inflammation which causes pain. (It provides relief by acting on vanilloid receptors located on sensory nerve endings.)
The Arthritis Foundation reports a study from the University of Miami concluding that ginger extract could be a substitute to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The study compared the effects of a highly concentrated ginger extract to placebo in 247 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. The ginger reduced pain and stiffness in knee joints by 40 percent over the placebo! (3)
Curcumin is the most active component of turmeric and has gained popular recognition as an effective anti-inflammatory.
A recent study in Japan evaluated curcumin’s relationship with interleukin (IL)-6, the inflammatory cytokine known to be involved in the rheumatoid arthritis process, and discovered that curcumin significantly reduced inflammation. This evidence suggests that regular turmeric use could be a powerful way to combat the development of rheumatoid arthritis. (4)
inhibits the production of key inflammatory agents associated with conditions like arthritis and can be useful in helping to prevent the breakdown of cartilage tissue. This has been shown to reduce inflammation, making it effective for pain-related conditions that affect the muscles, joints and tendons. (5)
also has anti-inflammatory properties, and is used synergistically with frankincense to treat arthritis. A study published in Scientific Reports shows their effectiveness when combined, suppressing inflammation and the intensity of joint inflammation. (6)
The strong anti-inflammatory properties of orange oil have been studied with reference to their effects in helping fight pain. A 2009 study published in the European Journal of Medical Research investigating the antioxidant potential of various essential oils, reported that orange was the most effective of those studied, in turn making it one of the most beneficial for arthritis treatment. (7)