CATS CLAW + NETTLE + ST JOHN WORT Herbal Balm
This Organic Shea butter base herbal balm is infused with botanicals traditional know to offer relief from pain and inflammation.
For medicinal purposes, the root and bark of the cat’s claw vine are made into tea, tinctures, capsules or tablets. Cat’s claw is full of beneficial plant chemicals.
It’s said to contain over 30 known constituents, including at least 17 alkaloids, along with glycosides, tannins, flavonoids, sterol fractions and other compounds.
Cat's Claw is said to provide relief from inflammation-related illnesses. It suppresses the TNF-alpha synthesis, therefore helping relieve symptoms associated with gout, arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
Multiples studies have confirmed using cat’s claw to naturally improve both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms ( In a 2001 study, 45 subjects suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee either took 100 milligrams per day of freeze-dried cat’s claw or a placebo for four weeks.
A study published in the Journal of Rheumatology looked at the effects of cat’s claw on patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) currently taking conventional RA medicines. In this double-blind study, 24 weeks of treatment with the cat’s claw extract resulted in a reduction of the number of painful joints compared to the placebo. The extract was obtained from a specific strain of cat’s claw that contains pentacyclic oxindole alkaloids, which are compounds that appear to be immune system modulators. (4)
One of the most popular uses of stinging nettle is treating arthritis symptoms. According to the Arthritis Foundation, some people claim that the nettle can reduce inflammation, help improve osteoarthritis (OA) pain, and ease gout.
Researchers have investigated the following properties of stinging nettle:
Stinging nettle hairs contain several chemicals that have pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. This means that stinging nettle could help reduce pain and inflammation in conditions such as arthritis.
Organic (Butyrospermum Parkii) Shea Butter, Pure Beeswax, herbal Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) oil infusion of Cats Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) and Sting Nettle (Urtica dioica). St Johns wort infusion [Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Sunflower Oil), Hyperium Perforatum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (St John's Wort Extract), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E)]
Essential oils: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Miller) essential oil, Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale) essential oil, Tumeric (Curcuma Longa Root) essential oil, Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) essential oil and Arnica montana