An herbal liniment is a medicinal liquid formulated with herbs in a base of rubbing alcohol, Witch Hazel, or oil. It is firmlyrubbed into the skin to provide temporary, fast-acting pain relief for sore and inflamed joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It may also alleviate some of the discomfort of arthritis, bursitis, circulation problems, old injuries, rheumatism, sprains, strains, bumps, and bruises.
Liniments are extremely practical, having been used for thousands of years, often giving necessary short-term relief from pain, discomfort and stiffness within minutes. For those with joint health issues (stiffness, inflammation, pain), an effective liniment is invaluable. Athletes and outdoor recreation enthusiasts, from runners to gardeners, often use a liniment before and after exercise to keep muscles and joints loose and flexible. It goes without saying: Every medicine chest should have a bottle of liniment.
We have taken great care in formulating our Cortesia Quick Relief Liniment. The selected organic herbs are known for their individual and synergistic therapeutic value. They are steeped in a Witch Hazel and Isopropyl Alcohol base for many weeks for optimal distillation of each herb’s chemical constituents. We hand-bottle each liniment on demand from the steeping menstrum base to ensure highest and freshest therapeutic qualities.
Although liniments are not designed to provide long-term relief from chronic pain or discomfort, they work especially well when combinedwith herbal salves and/or tinctures, which are more lasting over time in their healing effects. We discuss this healing strategy thoroughly below. Continue reading →
An herbal liniment (such as our Cortesia Quick Relief Liniment) is a medicinal liquid of herbs in a base or “carrier” of rubbing alcohol, Witch Hazel, or oil that is firmlyrubbed into the skin to provide temporary, fast-acting pain relief and increased blood circulation. A liniment can be used alone, however, its effectiveness is increased when part of a 3-Step Healing Strategy using an accompanying topical salve and tincture. A good therapeutic liniment is effective for the following types of conditions:
Sore and inflamed joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments
Alleviation of the discomfort of arthritis, bursitis, and rheumatism
Circulation problems (increases blood circulation in affected area)
Sprains, strains, and bruises
Injuries or discomforts from sports, gardening, work, or recreational activities associated with the above symptoms
Other conditions that may benefit from short-term relief
Liniments are one of the oldest known natural medicinal interventions, fully using the therapeutic qualities of certain plants. They have been used for thousands of years, applied externally on humans and animals alike. Horse trainers use liniments extensively to relieve leg strains and injuries unique to horses. Athletes and sports enthusiasts often find quick relief by using a liniment. (For example, rub in a liniment briskly before and after your morning or afternoon run or strenuous workout). Similarly, people suffering from arthritis or bursitis greatly benefit from the short-term relief that a liniment provides.
Although liniments are not designed to provide long-term relief from chronic pain or discomfort, they work especially well when combinedwith herbal salves and/or tinctures, which are more lasting over time in their healing effects. We discuss this healing strategy thoroughly below. Massage will also enhance the effects of a liniment. Continue reading →
The purpose of this blog is to help you understand the potential healing benefits of the plant, Solomon’s Seal. It supports the vast information on our website www.solomonsseal.net.
The featured articles, complete with illustrations and practical strategies, explore the numerous health conditions and injuries Solomon’s Seal may help. But we don’t stop there. You will also find articles about nutrition, diet, exercise and more, including topics that tap the spirit and mind.
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Note: Much of the content of this article was carefully researched and formulated by the creator of the line of Cortesia Solomon’s Seal tinctures, Tricia Clark-McDowell
We’ve written extensively about the effectiveness of Solomon’s Seal in connection with damaged tendons, ligaments, muscles, bones, inflammation, and more. It is possible, however, to hone in on very specific physical conditions with advanced Solomons’s Seal formulas that work synergistically to foster even deeper healing.
Consequently, the powerful healing properties are enhanced when Solomon’s Seal is carefully combined with one or more seven key herbs to address specific issues, such as arthritis, bone repair and bone building, cartilage and tissue damage, deep pain and tension, and women’s issues related to menopause and PMS.
This article guides you specifically about how we have combined Solomon’s Seal with one or more of the following powerful seven herbs to create specific formulas:
First, let’s review the numerous healing benefits and suggested uses for regular Solomon’s Seal itself: Continue reading →
Pain and discomfort for most people are constant life companions. We obtain diseases or experience an injury. We age, overuse our body, don’t take care of our body. As a result, pain can interfere with daily life. It can be sharp and immediate, called acute pain, or more long-term, called chronic. In any case, pain demands us to manage it in some way so as to minimize its negative impact.
Ask yourself this question about pain: Do I take actions that control my pain or do some of my habits and routines actually increase my pain level?
Whether your pain is acute or chronic, there are surefire ways to increase your pain, thereby working absolutely contrary to the desired effect of reducing pain and increasing healing. This article takes a different approach to managing your pain. It offers ten tried-and-true ways to stay miserable with pain. Continue reading →
Some people have wondered what the difference is between the species of Solomon’s Seal known as Polygonatum biflorumand Polygonatum multiflorum.
One reader writes: I believe that the plant you are talking about and referencing is the wrong plant. I believe that the actual plant you are talking about is False Solomon’s Seal. It is true that many of the healing properties are the same. Mathew Wood references Polygonatum multiflorum, not biflorum. It is the multiflorum relative that has been researched and linked with cartilage and connective tissue repair.
We consider ourselves as sincere and dedicated students of the plant, Solomon’s Seal — its history of medicinal use dating over 3000 years ago when King Solomon of Biblical fame named it himself. Our careful study as cultivators of this plant has allowed us to know its origins, varieties and medicinal qualities and uses. We are always open to further inquiry and accurate information.
It is true that Mathew Wood, in his Book of Herbal Wisdom, references only the polygonatum multiflorum genus of Solomon’s Seal.
Two years ago, in a number of personal communications and consultations we had with Mathew Wood about how to better understand the plant, its diverse healing properties, and how to properly create and prepare our formulas, he affirmed the biflorum’s medicinal potency, if not equal in all respects to multiflorum. Furthermore, he believed even False Solomon’s Seal had medicinal qualities. However, a preponderant amount of evidence was not available to widely promote False Solomon’s Seal as compared to the medicinal reputations of polygonatum multiflorum and polygonatum biflorum. Continue reading →
This Blog’s objective: to provide current information, news, testimonials and general wellness tips and strategies about the herb/plant Solomon’s Seal (not otherwise available on our website, www.solomonsseal.net). We also encourage the visitor to share comments, questions and experiences about the use of Solomon’s Seal as related to varying health conditions.
Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum biflorum) is a medicinal herb that has diverse healing properties.
It has been used as a herbal tincture (best use), salve, tea or supplement for thousands of years. As an alternative medicine, it gives relief, healing or mending to sports injuries and other acute injuries related to tendons, joints, ligaments, bones, bruises, connecting tissues, cartilage, osteoarthritis, aging, etc. It also soothes and repairs gastrointestinal inflammation and injuries. It is effective for feminine issues, such as menstrual cramps, PMS, bleeding, and the like. Additionally, it is known to lower blood pressure, relieve dry coughs, and to increase concentration and mental clarity.
Our website (www.solomonsseal.net) offers detailed medicinal/healing and cultivation/identification information, testimonials & products in hope to create a more thorough and practical body of knowledge about Solomon’s Seal for individuals, health care professionals, sports enthusiasts, musicians, dancers, gardeners, the elderly or disabled, among many other active people.