Pain Relieving Medicated Plasters
- Effective for aches and pain
- Can be trimmed to size
Pain Relieving Medicated Plasters are used for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints due to arthritis, strains, simple backache, bruises. Remove backing and apply to skin. Our East Earth Trade Winds herbalist says that the plasters may be trimmed to fit the area you want to place it on, .e.g., trim a strip to wrap around the shoulder or knee.
Active Ingredients: Menthol 6%; Methyl Salicylate 10%
Inactive Ingredients: Black Catechu, Chinese Rhubarb, Dandelion, Dragon's Blood, Drynaria, Fossilized bone, Gardenia, Honeysuckle (Lonicera), Safflower, Sichuan Teasel, Somalian Myrrh.
Size: Box 10 plasters
For external use only.
Black Catechu (Chinese: Er cha)
belongs to the category of Substances for topical application. It
moderates pain, stops bleeding due to external trauma
Chinese Rhubarb (Chinese: Da
Huang) belongs to the category of Downward Draining Herbs. These
herbs are commonly used to stimulate or lubricate the
gastrointestinal tract and facilitate the expulsion of stool. According to our East Earth Trade Winds herbalist Da
Huang whose main purpose is to drain heat and purge accumulations
also has the effect of invigorating the blood and dispelling blood
stasis and it is used for blood stasis due to traumatic injury. It is
used with Angelicae sinensis (dang gui), Semen Persicae (tao ren) and
Carthami (hong hua) for blood stasis.
Dandelion or Herba Taraxaci
(Chinese: Pu gong Ying) belong to the herbal category Herbs that
Clear Heat and Resolve Toxicity. This herb can disperse Qi stagnation
and reduce swelling.
Dragon's Blood (Chinese: Xue
Jie; Botanical name: Sanguis
Draconis) is a resinous secretion of the fruit of Daemonorops
draco. Our East Earth Trade Winds herbalist says that it gets its name because of its resemblance to dried blood. It
belongs to the category of Herbs that Circulate the Blood. It
dispels blood stasis and alleviates pain and is used for symptoms
related to injury from falls, fractures, bruises, and sprains. It is
used with Olibanum and Myrrh for bruising, swelling, and pain from
trauma. It can stop bleeding when applied topically to an external
injury. It invigorates the blood, disperse stasis, and stops pain.
Sanguis Draconis is often combined with Olibanum and Myrrh. All three
of these herbs have similar functions but Sanguis Draconis is most
able to promote the regeneration of tissue, help sores heal, and stop
Drynaria (Chinese: Gu sui bu) is a Yang
Tonifying Herb. It tonifies the Kidneys and strengthens bones. It
promotes the mending of the sinews and bones and is used for
traumatic injuries such as falls,fractures, contusions, and sprains.
It is especially useful for ligament injuries and simple fractures.
Fossilized bone (Botanical name:
Os Draconis; Chinese: Long gu) belongs to the category of Substances
that Calm the Spirit. It is used topically for chronic, non-healing
sores and ulcers
(Chinese: Zhi zi) belongs to the Category Herbs that Clear Heat and
Drain Fire. It can reduce swelling and move blood stagnation due to
Honeysuckle (Botanical name:
Lonicera; Chinese: Jin yin hua) belongs to the category of Herbs that
Clear Heat and Resolve Toxicity. It disperses heat, resolves
toxicity, cools the blood, and stops bleeding. It can be used for hot
painful sores and swellings.
Safflower (Botanical: Carthami;
Chinese: Hong Hua) belongs to the category of Herbs that Circulate
the Blood. It invigorates the blood, dispels stasis, and stops pain.
Because it is light in weight it is said to have a rapid effect on
the movement of blood and the transformation of stasis and stopping
Sichuan Teasel (Botanical name: Radix
Dipsaci; Chinese: Xu duan) is a Yang Tonifying Herb. It tonifies the
Liver and Kidneys, strengthens the sinews and bones and is used for
sore and painful lower back and knees, and stiffness in the joints. Our East Earth Trade Winds herbalist says that it also promotes the movement of blood, alleviates pain, and
reconnects the sinews and bones. It is often used for trauma
especially for pain and swelling in the lower back and limbs from
Somalian Myrrh (Chinese: Mo Yao;
Botanical name: Myrrh) is a
fragrant gum resin that also belongs to the category of Herbs that
Circulate the Blood. It in said to break up blood stagnation to stop
pain, reduce swelling, and generate flesh. It promotes healing. When
used in conjunction with Olibanum both the Qi and Blood are
addressed. Olibanum invigorates the blood, Myrrh disperses blood.
Myrrh is said to be better for stagnation. Both can stop pain, reduce
swelling and promote regeneration of damaged tissue. For this reason
the two herbs are often used together.
Note: The efficacy of this product has not been confirmed by research. Traditional use does not establish that the product will achieve the claimed results.