Warning: Do not apply to broken skin. Avoid contact with the eyes.
Do not use for acute inflammation such as a gout attack.
Cayenne pepper is useful for rheumatic complaints chiefly on account of its ability to numb the local nerves (analgesic action) and increase the local blood supply. The latter action helps to ‘flush’ a specific area free of the accumulated waste products or allergenic substances which often cause joint problems. The addition of chilli tincture to a healing cream will speed up recovery after an injury involving extensive bruising. Make sure you wash your hands well after applying the cream Chillies will not cause any harm in spite of the stinging; wash with cold water if necessary.
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How to use
As tincture added to comfrey cream.
Adults and children above 3 years old: Add no more than 10 drops of the chilli tincture (strength 1:3) to 50g of the cream/ ointment base (if the cream stings after the application you have added too much). I would avoid this cream in small children as they are likely to transfer the cream accidentally to the eyes.
Warning: Do not use essential oils for external applications in pregnancy or for children under 3 years old without consulting a specialist.
Lavender can help with a variety of rheumatic and post-traumatic pains, for instance after a fall. It is gently relaxing for the muscles and will therefore help with any muscle tension or a spasm caused by the inflammation or injury. It is also anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic. I recommend adding it to the healing creams that deal with extensive bruising or non-specific rheumatic pains.
How to use
As lavender essential oil added to comfrey cream
Adults and children: 10 drops of lavender essential oil to 50g of the cream base (e.g. comfrey cream).
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