GINGER + CAYENNE PEPPER Pain Relief Herbal Balm
Pure Botanicals traditionally used for pain & inflammation
Ginger and Curcumin: A Dynamic Pain-Fighting Duo
Are they pain cure-alls? No, but they may help ease your aches and pains, reduce inflammation
- CAYENNE PEPPER - When you apply topically, cayenne works to relieve pain. It contains capsaicin (Cayenne comes from the Capsicum genus that also includes bell peppers, chillies, paprikas and habaneros). When cayenne is used topically, it can relieve many different types of pain, from diabetic neuropathy to shingles, migraine headaches, backaches, arthritis, menstrual cramps and bruises. It works by affecting your nervous system. Substance P is a neurotransmitter that relays information and results in what we call pain. Capsaicin, a major constituent of cayenne peppers, blocks substance P and therefore reduces pain.
"If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than anything else. —Dr. Richard Shulze"
- GINGER - According to a study topical ginger on the mid-lumbar region is a simple treatment that has the potential to manage the complex range of symptoms experienced by people with chronic osteoarthritis.
- TUMERIC - Curcumin, an active compound in turmeric, is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity that can promote healing. Like ginger, studies have found that turmeric may have pain-reducing power equal in some cases to that of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Many clinical studies agree that curcumin in turmeric has anti-inflammatory effects, including a significant beneficial effect in relieving rheumatoid arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
- NEEM OIL - Neem is said to naturally cure arthritis, reduce pain and swelling in the joints. A person who has arthritis or severe joint pain should take a Neem oil massage. Neem oil works magically in relieving muscle aches and joint pains and helps ease rheumatism, osteoarthritis and lower back pain.
- ST JOHN'S WORT BENEFITS - St John’s Wort is anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-fungal, antibacterial, astringent, analgesic and a powerful nerve tonic. It’s also a sedative and antidepressant. St. John’s Wort is native to Britain, Europe and Asia.
Beeswax, Safflower oil ((Carthamus tinctorius) infusion of Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale) Black Pepper (Piper nigrum), Cayenne Pepper (Tumeric (Curcuma longa), St John's Wort herb (Hypericum perforatum), Tamanu oil Certified Organic (Calophyllum Inophyllum), w. e.oils Peppermint oil(Mentha piperita & Mentha arvensis), Sweet Basil oil (Ocimum basilicum), Ginger oil (Zingiber officinale), Rosemary oil (Rosmarinus officinalis L.), Neem oil (Azadirachta indica Juss.)
HOW TO USE:
Use up to 4 times a day. Apply directly to the skin over the painful area. Use only as much as can be absorbed by the skin.
First-time users are RECOMMENDED to test on a small patch of skin first.
Other guidelines for application are below:
- Once applied to the skin, the balm will cause a warm or burning sensation. This sensation lessens after a few days of use and may go away altogether with longer-term use.
- Use gloves or wash hands thoroughly after applying the balm.
- If the hands are the area being treated, then apply the balm and avoid hand contact with the eyes and mouth. Avoiding touching the eyes and mouth for an extended period of time can be a challenge, so some users suggest washing treated hands 30 minutes after application.
- Stop using the balm if the skin becomes irritated, red, swollen, or itchy. Also, be aware that these side effects can be aggravated by hot, humid weather, bathing in warm water, or sweating.
This balm should not be used on broken or irritated skin or by people who have allergies to capsaicin or hot peppers. Women who are breastfeeding, pregnant, or trying to become pregnant are advised to consult their health care providers before using this balm.
Sunscreen should be applied over exposed skin when outdoors.
Allergic reactions such as trouble breathing or throat swelling require immediate medical care.
*The information in this document has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is not intended as a substitute for the advice or medical care of a qualified healthcare professional and you should seek the advice of your healthcare professional before undertaking any dietary or lifestyle changes. This information is provided for educational purposes only.