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Joint-ease tea and bath herbs

The Joint-ease tea contains herbs that have been used through the ages to ease the pain and stiffness of rheumatism and arthritis. 

Back in the old days I guess they used these herbs because they just, well, worked. But more recently, science has enabled us to analyze exactly which constituents in these herbs act to remedy joint soreness. 

Some are potent anti-oxidants which act like a cleaning crew for your body, scavenging free radicals before they can do degenerative damage to tissues. Some have aspiring-like pain relieving effects. Some are excellent anti-inflammatory herbs, with anti-spasmodic effects on tense muscles. And some even have a natural steroid-like effect. 

As well as these particular properties, all the herbs are also rich in vital minerals and vitamins our bodies need to heal and maintain vigorous health.

The Joint-ease tea contains:

Echinacea – promotes tissue regeneration, reduces inflammation, is a mild cortisone.


Feverfew– this effective anti-inflammatory herb  has been used for centuries for arthritis.


Ginger – studies show this warming herb is  beneficial in relieving arthritis. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it a well know arthritis treatment.


Gotu Kola – effective for the relief of rheumatic aches and pains.


Hawthorn - improves the production and strength of collagen, the supporting protein found in joints. These actions can prevent the damage caused to joints from inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. Hawthorn also has anti-inflammatory effects which helps counteract the swelling of arthritis

Licorice – reduces joint swelling and pain. Licorice has crucial anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects and acts like cortisone.


Meadowsweet – an anti-rheumatic herb.


Nettle – an anti-inflammatory herb with steroid-like properties.



White Willow – “nature’s aspirin” – relieves pain, fever and inflammation; an anti-rheumatic.
 
The Joint-ease bath herbs can be used in conjunction with the tea to bring soothing relief.
The healing properties in these herbs are readily absorbed through the pores of the skin. It's ideal to soak in the bath for about 20 minutes, topping up with hot water if necessary.

The Joint-ease bath herbs contain:

Comfrey

Epsom's Salts - Magnesium has both anti-inflammatory and anti- arthritic properties and is readily absorbed through the skin. Magnesium is one of the most important of the essential minerals in the body, and it is commonly deficient in the common diet. The heat of the bath can increase circulation and reduce the swelling of arthritis.

Ginger

Hops – contains more than 22 constituents that have anti-inflammatory activities and 4 constituents with anti-spasmodic properties. It has 10 constituents act as sedatives, alleviating pain.

Meadowsweet

Rosemary – another potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant herb.

Thyme

Oatstraw

Nettle

Thyme

White Willow


Prices:
25g herbs = $5.00
50g herbs = $8.50
60g herbs = $10.00
100g herbs = $16.00
150g herbs = $23.50
200g herbs = $30.00
Muslin drawstring bag in which to place the bath herbs = $1.00 small / $1.50 large


To order: email your postal address to blissfulherbs@bigpond.com

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