Subject: Oil for Joints and Muscles
Answered by: Christine Dennis


Question from: Jessie
Posted on: February 21, 2008

I am from Singapore and over our country we hardly know how to use fresh herb for cooking. Instead we are interested medication using various herb ingredients. I would like to know whether you can advise or recommend me where I can import oil or cream medication from your country. I am looking for herb medication to cure those having painful disease affecting the joints or muscles relates to back bone as well or having rheumatism. Can you kindly email me any chance that we can have business or through your recommendation that I can have some sample to study.

I am sorry but I can not recommend a proprietary oil for you to purchase. However, it is very easy to make your own medicinal massage oil for your joints or muscles. For example, herbs such as poplar bud, ginger root, tumeric, cayenne, prickly ash, and willow bark can be infused in a carrier oil such as olive or sesame oil for at least 3 weeks. After this period, the oil can be strained off and applied daily to the sore joints and muscle. Essential oils such as wintergreen, ginger, camphor and rosemary can also be added to the infused oil, in small quantities, to help reduce pain and inflammation.

Many of the above mentioned herbs and essential oils are available for purchase from Richters at:

http://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?

For more information on anti-inflammatory diet and herbs please go to:

http://www.richters.com/qa-search.cgi?search=arthritis

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