Research + Terms

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Anti-inflammatory - a property or substance of a treatment that stops or reduces inflammation.

Antioxidant - A synthetic or natural material that inhibits the oxidation of other materials. They also slow down the aging of skin cells caused from free radical damage.

Antispasmotic - relieves muscle cramps or spasms.

Aromatherapy - the use of essential oils to alter mood or physical health.

Carrier Oil - an oil commonly made from seeds, nuts, and plants that easily penetrate the skin creating a nature moisture barrier.

Epidermis - the outermost layer of the skin

Essential Oil - oils from plants, flowers, buds, and stems often steam extracted and containing unique medicinal properties.

Wildcrafted - refers to herbs and botanicals grown in the wild without the use of pesticides or other chemicals.

 

Research References:

Chamomile: A Herbal Medicine of the past with bright future. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283/

Benefits of Elderberry by University of Maryland Medical Center http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/elderberry

An evaluation of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antinociceptive activities of essential oil from Curcuma longa. L. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3195121/

Antidermatophytic activity of essential oils. http://www.formatex.info/microbiology3/book/1167-1178.pdf

The Effectiveness and safety of Arnica montana in post surgical setting, pain and inflammation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25171757

Effect of Arnica D30 on marathon runners. Pooled results from two double-blind placebo controlled studies. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14587684

The Effectiveness of essential oils for patients with neck pain: a randomized controlled study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25192562

The effectiveness of Swedish massage with aromatic ginger oil in treating chronic low back pain in older adults: a randomized controlled trail. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24559813

Evaluation of the antinociceptive, in vivo, & in-vitro anti inflammatory activity of ethonolic extract of Curcuma zedoaria rhizome. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25242194

Anti-Arthritic Effects and Toxicity of the Essential Oils of Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.).  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2834817/

Efficacy and mechanism of action of turmeric supplements in the treatment of experimental arthritis. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/art.22180/abstract

Efficacy of turmeric (curcumin) in pain and postoperative fatigue after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled study. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21671126

The effects of aromatherapy on pain, depression, and life satisfaction of arthritis patients. http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/15778570

Review of Arnica. http://www.wholehealthmd.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?type=AWHN_Supplements&id=3ECD22A68FC44FBAB6703D6B1FC74BB5&tier=2

http://www.drugs.com/npp/arnica.html

Lavender essential oil inhalation suppresses allergic airway inflammation and mucous cell hyperplasia in a murine model of asthma. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S002432051400517

"Arnica" Cancer Care - Integrative Medicine. The Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. 2013-07-18. Retrieved2014-01-03. http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/herb/arnica

Cannabidiol for neurodegenerative disorders: important new clinical applications for this phytocannabinoid?  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22625422

The diverse CB1 and CB2 receptor pharmacology of three plant cannabinoids: Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabivarin.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2219532/

Cannabinoids suppress inflammatory and neuropathic pain by targeting α3 glycine receptors. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22585736

Cannabidiol, a Cannabis sativa constituent, as an anxiolytic drug.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22729452

http://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/5.2_CBD.pdf

Cannabinoids in the management of difficult to treat pain https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2503660/