Cats Claw (Uncaria tomentosa),Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Boswellia (Boswellia serrata), Calendula (Calendula officinalis).
Cats Claw (Uncaria tomentosa): A South American herb with claw-like barbs which allow the plant to climb. Shown to exert a potent anti-inflammatory effect, making it particularly useful in all joint and muscle pain.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa):
Although famous for being one of the main ingredients of curry powder, Turmeric has a long history as a medicinal herb in Chinese and Indian medicine. Science has borne out its traditional use as an anti–inflammatory. The anti-inflammatory effect of Turmeric is mainly due to its major constituent, curcumin. Curcumin is a volatile oil which has been shown to exert an anti-inflammatory effect equal to cortisone and phenylbutazone, with none of the toxicity problems associated with these pharmaceutical drugs. Turmeric also is a potent digestive aid, protecting the repairing the stomach lining. This action can be useful when there has been an history of using anti-inflammatory drugs which have the potential to erode the stomach lining.
Boswellia (Boswellia serrata).
Also known as Indian Frankincense. Research suggests that the potent anti-inflammatory effect of Boswellia is more effective than phenylbutazone. Boswellia also improves blood supply to arthritic joints, thus effecting better and faster repair of damaged areas.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis):
Calendula has been shown to exert a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, astringent and antiseptic action. One the herbalists most used remedies. Traditionally used for all inflammatory and infected conditions.
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