Menthol takes a counter-attracting effect accompanied by a feeling of cold. It relieves irritation and tones the skin. Menthol is an excellent refreshener and unpleasant smell remover.
Ligusticum extract is used both in traditional and folk Chinese medicines. This perennial herbaceous plant comes from China. It is also found in Primorsky region of Russia. Infusions and decoctions of ligusticum roots are used in case of pains in the top part of the head during colds, and rheumatic pains of joints. Ligusticum is a good spasms reliever and takes an anesthetic effect.
Borneol was traditionally used in Chinese medicine as a popular component of medicinal drugs and potions. It has a strong fragrance and a long-lasting deodorizing effect that helps to deal with perspiring. Also, borneol is characterized by strong antibacterial properties.
Applied locally, methyl salicylate takes an analgesic and locally irritative effect. It causes muscular relaxation and intensifies blood flow, allows you to prolong physical exercises and improves their tolerance.
Essential oil of basil improves the mood and helps to cope with stress. Basil leaves contain vitamin Р, provitamin А, and rutin. Basil essential oil takes a local analgesic effect, relaxes unstriated muscles of the stomach and uterus, and has antibacterial properties.
Petrolatum is a mixture of mineral oils and paraffin wax.
Colophony is a light-yellow, fragile, solid substance that consists of tarry matters. It is often used in folk medicine. It is characterized by anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antiallergic properties. It is a preservative and helps prolong the storage life of cosmetic products.
The extract called “Dragon’s blood” is obtained from bark of the plant with the same name that grows in South America. This substance is famous for its amazing ability to heal wounds in no time. The healing power of the plant has been known for centuries – some references about Peruvian Indians using resin of this tree to heal diseases and wounds appeared at the times of the discovery of America. “Dragon’s blood” contains plenty of antioxidants and is an excellent immune system strengthener.
Amur jack-in-the-pulpit (arum) is a perennial plant that has an important medical significance. It takes a painkilling and anticonvulsive effect. It is also characterized by expectorant, disinfecting, antitonic, antianemic, antirheumatic and anticonvulsive properties.
Ledebouriella divaricata is a perennial herbaceous bushy plant widely used in Chinese medicine. Extract of ledebouriella roots is an excellent expectorant, sudorific, febrifugal, painkilling and antimicrobial agent.
Cibotium barometz is a beautiful wood fern the stem of which is covered with soft hairs that gave cibotium its second name – sheep-plant. In the modern medicine dried cibotium roots are used for treatment of kidney diseases. Cibotium normalizes the condition of renal blood flow, and is effective in case of inflammatory diseases of kidneys or urinary tracts.
Sweet flag is famous for its alleged ability to drive away evil forces. Its rootstock was even found in Tutankhamen’s tomb! The roots of sweet flag are characterized by antispasmodic, antimicrobial, and disinfecting properties. Sweet flag has a peculiar pleasant smell.
Strychnos potatorum is a plant widely spread in India where its seeds are used to disinfect water. Oil of strychnos potatorum seeds is characterized by germicidal and antimicrobial properties.
Cimicifuga daurica is a perennial herbaceous plant. Its roots take a calming effect on the nervous system and relax intestinal muscles.
Angelica root possesses antibacterial properties and gives comfort and freshness to the skin.
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