arnica

April 3, 2018
analgesic

Analgesic / Pain

Analgesic substances reduce pain in a variety of ways: as a local anesthetic or anti-nociceptive, and also via the nervous system.  The menthol constituent in peppermint has shown topical anti-nociceptive activity, lavender aromatherapy has shown to calm nerves after surgery to help reduce pain, and comfrey has been used for […]
April 7, 2018
immune stimulant

Immunity

Some herbs can act as an immune stimulant, boosting immunity to help reduce cold, flu, and other afflictions. Some Immunity Boosting Recipes to Try Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each […]
April 8, 2018
joint pain

Joint Pain / Arthritis

Joint pain includes bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis, and sprains.  Joint conditions can worsen when a person is overweight. For inflammation from an injury, apply ice as soon as possible, and rest, compress, and elevate, and try taking turmeric or ginger root to reduce inflammation.  With mild injuries, gently massage anti-inflammatory topical creams. Consult […]
April 9, 2018
skin & wound health

Skin and Wound Health

Many herbs can help with various skin ailments from dry skin, itchy areas, burns, wrinkles, growths, and cuts. Skin conditions can include eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and more.  For acute situations, consult a Doctor. Wounds When a cut occurs, apply firm pressure with a clean cloth for 15 minutes and elevate […]
May 2, 2018
arnica

Arnica (Arnica montana) Research

Latin Name: Arnica montana Family:  Asteraceae Arnica is found in many immune system  strengthening preparations and also has anti-inflammatory action and may reduce bruising.  The plant is considered poisonous. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview […]
August 20, 2019

Threatened & Endangered Herbs & Essential Oil Plants

With the growing popularity of herbal remedies and essential oil use, multiple wonderful botanicals have been overharvested.  In addition, habitat destruction has lead to many plants becoming vulnerable to extinction. One way to minimize the chance of extinction is to reduce the demand on plants whose populations are dwindling.  Personally, […]
February 22, 2020
earthtokathy

Achy Cocoa-Menthol Muscle Rub Recipe

Pictured: Achy Cocoa Menthol Muscle Rub – Thank you to Mountain Rose Herbs for providing the ingredients to make this recipe! By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, LMT, RA (registered aromatherapist) 2/17/2020 In my massage therapy practice, I have found that applying muscle rubs containing menthol onto target areas has […]