NEW Potter’s Muscle Rub Gel helps stimulate peripheral circulation, which helps maintain healthy skin and provides a soothing, revitalising effect. The rub contains the essential oils: wintergreen, rosemary, bergamot, lavender, peppermint and thyme.
PLANT SCIENCE – FAST FACTS:
Wintergreen is used to help relieve rheumatism, sprains, sciatica and all kinds of muscular pain. These effects likely arise due to the content of methyl salicylate which can be metabolized to salicylic acid (similar to acetylsalicylic acid or aspirin).
Rosemary contains many active constituents including plant flavonoids. It is often used in infusions, tinctures and as an essential oil. Externally, rosemary oil is diluted in a neutral oil and used to ease muscular pain, sciatica and rheumatic pain.
Bergamot yields an essential oil prized for relaxant and sedative effects as well as its pleasant perfume. Traditionally, bergamot was used to cool and help relieve fevers. The essential oil is used directly on the skin, particularly by people with oily skin for unclogging pores.
Major constituents of lavender oil include linalool (26%) and caryophyllene (8%). Lavender essential oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and can be used in balms, salves and topical applications.
Peppermint, also known as black mint, this aromatic herb is widely cultivated, particularly in Europe and America. Oil of peppermint is a spasmolytic (helps relieve cramps) and an antiseptic. Its main constituent is essential oil containing menthol, menthone and menthyl acetate.
Thyme is an aromatic herb; its leaves and flower stalks contain flavonoids. An essential oil is also extracted from the dried leaves and flower stalks for use in creams and ointments.
£7.25 for 100ml