Breakthrough Pain Relief Cream

ArnicaArnica: An herb applied externally for swelling, muscle pain, joint pain, and trauma-induced pain.

Source(s)

PDR for Herbal Medicines, first edition (Medical Economics Company), 1998, pages 662-663.
Golan, Ralph, M.D. Optimal Wellness, 1995, page 480.
Pahlow, Mannfried. Healing Plants (Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.), 1993, page 141.
Kessler, David, M.D., The Doctors Complete Guide to Healing Herbs, 1996, page 193.
Body, Penelope. The Complete Medicinal Herbal, 1993, pages 130-131.

Aroma-Therapy Blend

Aroma-Therapy Blend: Applied topically, this proprietary blend of pure aroma-therapeutic essential oils helps ease headache tension and daily body stress.

Source

PDR for Herbal Medicines, first edition (Medical Economics Company), 1998.

 

 

BoswelliaBoswellia: An herb effective for soothing aching joints when applied externally. Boswellia’s healing properties are recorded in Ayurvedic (ancient Indian traditional medicine) medical literature dating back thousands of years. Boswellia has anti-inflammatory properties, but without harmful side effects. It is effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, low back pain, and inflamed muscles; it also stimulates repair by increasing circulation to the joints.

Source(s)

Page, Linda R., N.D., Ph.D., Healthy Healing, 1996, page 77.
Mindell, Earl L., R.Ph., Ph.D. Earl Mindell’s Secret Remedies, 1997, page 49.
Null, Gary, Ph.D. Complete Encyclopedia of Natural Healing, 1998, page 48.

CamphorCamphor: Derived from an evergreen tree native to eastern Asia, camphor is used externally to ease pain.

Source(s)

PDR for Herbal Medicines, first edition (Medical Economics Company), 1998, page 751.
The Complete Book of Natural and Medicinal Cures, The editors of Prevention Magazine. 1994, p. 299.

 

 

Cayenne

Cayenne Pepper: Cayenne pepper’s main active ingredient is capsaicin, which has a long history of use for pain control. Capsaicin has been effective topically in the treatment of arthritis, fibromyalgia, and nerve pain.

Source(s)

Editorial, ‘Hot peppers and substance P’, Lancet 1983, I, p. 1,198
McCarthy GM, et al. Effect of topical capsaicin in the therapy of painful osteoarthritis of the hands. Journal of Rheumatology 1992; 19: 604-607.
Capsaicin Study Group. Treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy with topical capsaicin: a multi center, double-blind, vehicle-controlled study.
Archives of Internal Medicine 1991; 151: 2225-2229.
McCarty DJ, et al. Treatment of pain due to fibromyalgia with topical capsaicin: a pilot study. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 1994; 23: 41-47.

ComfreyComfrey: An herb recommended externally for pain control and aiding the repair of joints damaged by arthritis.

Source(s)

Page, Linda R., N.D., Ph.D., Healthy Healing, 1996, page 382.
Consumer Guide: Alternative Medicine, 1997, page 50. (In consultation with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians)
Body, Penelope. The Complete Medicinal Herbal, 1993, pages 130-131.
Kessler, David, M.D., The Doctors Complete Guide to Healing Herbs, 1996, page 222.
PDR for Herbal Medicines, first edition (Medical Economics Company), 1998, pages 1163-1165.

CurcumaCurcumin: The main active component of turmeric, a well-known Chinese and Indian medicinal herb. Curcumin is used externally for the treatment of muscle and joint injuries.

Source
Chandra, D. And Gupta, S., ‘Anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic activity of volatile oil of curcuma longa (Haldi)’, Ind. J. Med. Res., 1972, 60, pp. 138-42.
Arora, R., Basu, N. Kapoor, V. and Jain, A., “Anti-inflammatory studies on curcuma longa (turmeric)’, Ind. J. Med. Res., 1971, 59, pp. 1289-95.
Balch, James F., M.D. and Balch, Phyllis A., C.N.C., Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 1990, page 295.
Ghatak, N. and Basu, N., ‘Sodium curcuminate as an effective anti-inflammatory agent’, Ind. J. Exp. Biol., 1972, 10, pp. 235-6.
Murray, Michael T., N.D. and Pizzorno, Joseph E., N.D., An Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, 1991, page 515.

GingerGinger: An herb used externally for relaxing sore muscles, producing heat, relieving inflammation, and improving circulation. Ginger also synergistically enhances the effectiveness of other herbs.

Source(s)

Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide, 1993, page 285. (Compiled by The Burton Goldberg Group)
Golan, Ralph, M.D. Optimal Wellness, 1995, page 465.
Fulder, Stephen, Ph.D. The Ginger Book: The Ultimate Home Remedy, 1996, page 100.
Thoma, Lalitha. 10 Essential Herbs, 1992, page 201-224.

MentholMenthol:

The main active ingredient of peppermint oil. In Germany, peppermint oil has been approved for external use for muscle and nerve pain by the Commission E; researchers in Germany have also discovered that peppermint oil relieves headache tension when applied topically to the forehead and back of head. Menthol also soothes daily body stress.

Source(s)

Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide, 1993, page 268. (Compiled by The Burton Goldberg Group)
Gobel, H. Effectiveness of Oleum menthae piperitae and paracetamol in therapy of headache of the tension type. Nervenarzt 67 (8): 672-81, 1996.
PDR for Herbal Medicines, first edition (Medical Economics Company), 1998, pages 971-975.

MSMMSM (Methylsulfonylmethane):

An organic sulfur derived from pine trees, MSM is used for maintaining flexibility and stability at the cellular level for our muscles, bones, and joints. Sulfur is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is so vital that it is found in every cell of all plants and animals. MSM is safe, natural, and reduces inflammation when applied topically. It is also eases arthritis pain, muscle soreness, and cramps.

Source(s)

Mindell, Earl L., R.Ph., Ph.D. The MSM Miracle: A Keats Good Health Guide, 1997, pages 12, 13, 40, 41.
Herschler, R. J., “Methylsulfonylmethane and Methods of Use,” United States Patent 4,296,130: 1981.
Herschler, R. J., “Dietary and Pharmaceutical uses of Methysulfonylmethane and Compositions Comprising It,” United States Patent 4,514,421: 1985.
Jacob, S.W., “The Current Status of MSM in Medicine,” Am. Acad. Med. Prev., 1983.
Metcalf, J. W., “MSM Status Report,” Eq. Vet. Data, 1986.

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