Menthol - A natural, topically applied, analgesic pain reliever derived from
the peppermint plant. Menthol, when applied at certain levels, is approved as
a pain reliever by the FDA. Menthol has a cooling sensation and a slight peppermint
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract - Aloe Vera is used externally to treat various
skin conditions such as cuts, burns and eczema. It is commonly believed that
sap from Aloe vera eases pain and reduces inflammation. A study performed in
the 1990s showed that the healing of a moderate to severe burn was sped up by
six days when covering the wound on a regular basis with aloe vera gel, compared
to the healing of the wound covered in a gauze bandage (Farrar, 2005).
Ascorbyl Palmitate - Ascorbyl palmitate is an ester (organic compound) formed
from Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and palmitic acid (an essential fatty acid found
in animals and plants and used as an antioxidant). Ascorbyl Palmitate is a source
of Vitamin C and is an antioxidant.
Calendula Officinalis Flower - The Common Marigold with its orange gold flower
is familiar to most people. It was well known to the old herbalists as a garden-flower
and for use in cooking and medicine. The Countrie Farme as early as 1699 mentions
the Marigold as a specific treatment for headache, jaundice, red eyes, toothache
and ague. (Ague is an old term for fever.) Marigold is thought to act as a stimulant
by temporarily increasing vital processes. In addition it is helps the body to
promote sweating which is helpful to fevers. The Marigold flower has historically
been rubbed on affected areas as a remedy for pain, sprain and swelling. Interesting
fact: the yellow flowers were at one time used to give cheese a yellow color
Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Seed Oil - Coriander, also called cilantro in
North America, is an herb. Coriander is used for: easing arthritis pain because
of its powerful anti inflammatory* characteristics; rheumatism (medical problems
affecting the heart, bones, joints, kidney, skin and lung); painful joints; neuralgia
(a painful disorder of the nerves); relieving migraine headaches; relaxes and
soothes the nervous system; to keep bacteria from growing; a natural deodorizer.
*Inflammation is a reaction of the tissue of the body to irritation, injury or
infection. Inflammation often causes pain, redness, and swelling.
Cornflower (Bluebottle) Extract - The Cornflower, with star like blossoms of
brilliant blue, is a wildflower. It is fairly common in cultivated fields and
by roadsides. The flowers are the part used in modern herbal medicine and are
considered to have characteristics that are tonic, which means invigorating or
Emu Oil - Emu oil reduces the visible signs of aging. Emu oil has many soothing
health benefits including:
rich in Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) Omega 3, 6, 9; contains a high amount
of Omega 6 (Linoleic Acid) which is known to ease the discomfort of muscle and
joint pain; allows the EFA’s to penetrate the layers of the skin down to
a level that starts new cell growth; absorbs deeply and quickly into the skin;
keeps skin moisturized and prevents dry and aging skin; help improve the appearance
of wrinkles, stretch marks, burns, scars and damaged skin; increases oxygen to
increase local blood flow where it is applied. This additional blood flow accelerates
the healing process.
Feverfew Extract - Feverfew is an herb, which was original to Europe but is now
grown on several continents. Greek and European Herbalists historically used
it to reduce fevers. Its long history in traditional medicine includes use as
a treatment for what is usually controlled by aspirin. It is known as an effective
treatment for migraine headaches, inflammations such as arthritis and for treating
insect bites. It is the combination of ingredients in the feverfew plant that
brings such effective results. Clinical tests have shown the use of feverfew
may reduce frequency and severity of headaches. It may be more effective than
other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory products (NSAIDS), like aspirin.
German Chamomile Extract - German Chamomile is an annual plant of the sunflower
familY originally grown in Europe. It has al been used for hundreds of years
because of its perceived skin healing properties. German Chamomile is known to
have anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities.
Glucosamine - has been proven in numerous double blind, placebo-controlled studies
to ease the pain of arthritis. Glucosamine has also been shown to aid in the
rehabilitation of cartilage and slow down the progression of osteoarthritis.
All forms of Glucosamine originate from Shellfish.
Grape Seed Extract - Considered one of the best natural sources of antioxidant
protection. It is especially beneficial for cardiovascular health; it fights
free radicals and gives antioxidant protection to the entire body. It is anti-inflammatory,
antihistamine and antiallergenic. It is also a free radical scavenger. Grape
seed extract has been known to help Vitamin C enter the cells and to treat deteriorating
diseases and conditions with great success. It is also known to be successful
at: Strengthening and supporting the cardiovascular system; strengthening weak
blood vessels; promoting tissue elasticity;
healing injuries; reducing swelling and edema; promoting tissue elasticity; restoring
collagen; improving peripheral circulation; preventing bruising; improving the
performance of immune and nervous systems.
Tilia Cordata Flower (Linden Flower or Lime Tree) - Linden is an herb, which
is derived from the lime tree and has been used in European traditional medicine
for centuries. It is known to treat a wide range of health problems. The flowers
are often added to baths. The active ingredient in Linden helps the body to promote
sweating which is helpful to fevers.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) - MSM is composed of 34% bio-available sulfur, making
it the richest source of organic sulfur available. MSM is a safe, natural, assimilable
food, which assists the body in maintaining adequate sulfur stores. MSM may support
the body in regulating insulin production, improving skin smoothness and elasticity,
regulating environmental and allergic sensitivities, enhancing bowel function
and liver detoxification, and enhancing respiratory function.
Urtica Dioica (Stinging Nettle) - In the United States many remarkable healing
properties are attributed to nettle and the leaf is utilized for different problems
than the root. The leaf is used here as a diuretic, for arthritis, prostatitis,
rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure and allergic rhinitis.
The root is recommended as a diuretic, for relief of benign prostatic hyperplasia
(BPH) and other prostate problems, and as a natural remedy to treat or prevent
Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) - Witch Hazel is a deciduous
shrub or small tree found in North America. It has exceptional soothing, cleansing
and healing properties. The extract from the bark and leaves is used in therapeutic
medicine and in treating bruises. The word witch comes from the Old English meaning
pliant or bendable.
Roman Chamomile Extract - Roman Chamomile is an herb known for it’s anti-inflammatory
Salix Alba (Willow Bark) - Willow bark is from a tree native to Europe and Yugoslavia.
Willow has been used for centuries to ease discomfort associated with the joints,
muscles and inflammation. The bark is best known for its pain-relieving and fever-reducing
qualities. In the early 19th century, a French chemist took the principal active
ingredient from Willow Bark, and named it salicin. At the end of the century
a chemist at the Bayer Company in Germany used salacin to develop the world’s
most used medication. It is called aspirin, or acetyl-salicylic acid. Many well-known
drugs come from this plant compound. Recently, pain sufferers are returning to
the natural sources of salicin to avoid the potentially dangerous side effects
of synthetic aspirin.
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (bean derived) - This fatty acid derived from a bean
is an excellent ingredient in mild and biodegradable products. What it basically
does is make water wetter, and allows the product to spread easier. It is totally
friendly to the environment thus improving the product in several natural ways.
Sodium Hyaluronate - This is a mixture that is made up mostly of natural and
purified sodium. It is a similar to a substance that occurs naturally in the
joints and that acts as a lubricant and shock absorber.
Sodium Hydroxide - Also know as caustic soda. This ingredient is used to neutralize
acid and control the PH of the product.
Sorbitol - Sorbitol comes from fruit and berries. It is used to dissolve oil
2-Phenoxyethanol - This is an organic compound that has the consistency of an
oily liquid and is used to prevent bacteria.
Vitamin E (Toocopherol) - Tocopherol, or vitamin E, is a fat-soluble vitamin
that is an important antioxidant. Vitamin E is often used because it is commonly
believed to play a role in encouraging skin healing and reducing scarring after
injuries such as burns.
Disodium EDTA - This is a sodium salt, which is used as a preservative.
Carbomer - Carbomer is a trade name that is used as a thickening agent.
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