Joint Pain

March 22, 2018
joint pain

Essential Oil Joint Ointment Recipe

This Essential Oil Joint Ointment Recipe may be helpful for joint pain and mild strains and sprains. Joint pain can include bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis, and sprains. 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.  […]
March 22, 2018

Lemon Verbena (Lippia citrodora) Research

Latin Name: Lippia citrodora Family: Apiaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
March 22, 2018

Litsea (Litsea cubeba) Research

Latin Name: Litsea cubeba Family: Lauracae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
April 5, 2018

Mistletoe (Viscum album) Research

Latin Name: Viscum album Family: Santalaceae There is limited scientific research on the human use of mistletoe.  However, more research is warranted on the topic of mistletoe supplements as a cancer treatment.  Its viscotoxins may have an apoptotic and cytotoxic effect on cancer cells.  Further, it has shown potential as an […]
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 19, 2018
camphor

Camphor

Camphor is a ketone found in ho leaf, lavindin, camphor, rosemary, sage, spike lavender, mint, laural, thyme, oregano, pennyroyal, basil, and yarrow. Many ketones can be toxic internally and topically.  Some can be convulsent, toxic to the liver, or neurotoxic in high doses.  Do not overuse or use for prolonged periods […]
April 30, 2018

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Research

Latin Name: Zingiber officinale Family: Zingeberaceae Ginger has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years to treat digestive ailments.  Ginger is also a rubefacient herb, helping to increase blood flow.  It is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties.  Rhizomes (underground stems) are used in cooking, to make tea, and as herbal […]
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 […]
May 2, 2018

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Research

Latin Name: Withania somnifera Family: Solanaceae Ashwagandha, also called Indian ginseng, has been used to help reduce anxiety, blood sugar levels, and arthritis. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found […]
May 3, 2018

Avocado (Persea americana) Research

Latin Name: Persea americana Family: Lauraceae Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat, and good for cholesterol levels.  Avocado oil is super nourishing for skin, especially dry skin and psoriasis. RESEARCH SKIN HEALING In a randomized study of 49 patients, avocado oil combined with vitamin b12 was effective against atopic dermatitis. […]
May 3, 2018

Basil (Ocimum Basillicum) Research

Latin Name: Ocimum basillicum Family: Lamiaceae Basil has many chemo-varieties.  It is used across the world as both an herb and spice.  Much research has been done on this aromatic herb.  As a folk remedy, basil species, known as Tulsi in India, have been used in Ayurvedic and Siddha medicine for centuries. […]
May 4, 2018

Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) Research

Latin Name: Piper nigrum Family: Piperaceae Black pepper is a very common spice with medicinal properties.  It has been used for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, stimulatory, antimicrobial, and insecticidal effects. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of […]