Po Sum On Medicated Oil
Po Sum On Medicated Oil is used for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains in joints, including rheumatic joint pain, arthritis, chronic and acute injury, mild headache, and insect bites. A few drops rubbed over the injured area provides a soothing, penetrating heat.
Po Sum On is an example of a warming liniment for the circulation, yet it has an anti-inflammatory effect for the skin. It is considerably thicker and darker in hue than the thin, clear white flower oil that is also quite popular. Po Sum On is used to treat joint and muscle aches, used for osteoarthritis, neuralgia, and traumatic injuries (sprains).
The main ingredient, peppermint oil, is a well-known antispasmodic and analgesic. It has been used to alleviate headache, back pain, and post-herpetic neuralgia when applied topically, and it is also used internally to alleviate intestinal spasms. The essential oil from peppermint makes up only 1% of the dried leaf, so it takes 100 grams of peppermint to yield just 1 ml of the oil. The main active component of the oil is menthol, which comprised up to 30% of the total essential oils from the plant. Most topical analgesic products that rely on herbs contain menthol, but their content of this component is usually not more than about 2%, while Po Sum On oil contains nearly 15%, making it quite potent. Topically applied menthol at first causes a cooling sensation, but that is followed by a warming sensation as the blood flow increases.
Can Assist with
- Temporary relief of minor aches and pains
- Effective for rheumatism & arthritis
- Chest discomfort from coughing
- Itching from insect bites
- Joint and muscle aches
- Motion sickness
- Rheumatic pains
- Stomach aches
- Insect Bites
AUST L 179648
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