Camphorweed (Heterotheca subaxillaris) Medical uses: Externally applied camphorweed is diminishing to Pain
, and the fluid build-up of acqute injury. The plant's medicinal qualities lend themselves well in treating numerous acute accidents - Sprains
, contusions, etc.
Specifically, camphorweed inhibits inflammatory mediators within injured tissues and Wound
s, diminishing subsequent Edema
There are qualitative differences in how to properly use camphorweed versus true arnica (arnica montana and others). At first glance, they seem slight, because both are used topically for Pain
ful episodes, but the differences are marked. Camphorweed is a tissue Sedative
, lessening the reactive process that brings about Inflammation
. Arnica actually heightens the body's response locally by increasing white blood cell activity. This is why conventional herb wisdom calls for arnica to be applied 'when it hurts to move', not 'when it hurts to be still'. Use arnica when the condition is sub-acute and not when the problem is hot, fiery and throbbing. Use camphorweed when the injury is acute and Pain
ful, particularly if the Pain
does not stop when the injured part is at rest.
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Helichrysum infused Jojoba Oil - Helichrysum essential oil reduces Inflammation
in the Nerve
s. Thus the cause of Nervous Pain
is alleviated. Jojoba Oil resembles the sebum the body naturally produces to keep the Skin
moist. Its contains vitamins E and B.
Melissa Infused Jojoba Oil - Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), is considered a calming herb. It was used as far back as the Middle Ages to reduce Stress
Campherweed Infused Jojoba Oil - Camphorweed is diminishing to Pain
, and the fluid build-up of acqute injury.
Myrrh Oil - It sedates Inflammation
s in tissues in cases of Fever
or viral Infection
s, in Digestive
Eucalyptus Oil Oil - A potent Anti-inflammatory
. It owes these properties to its capacity to stimulate Circulation
by opening up the Blood vessel
s. This flushes out the Toxin
s from the system.
Vetiver Oil - Pacifies all sorts of Inflammation
in both the circulatory and Nervous
Shea Butter - Anti-inflammatory