Top 10 Natural Ingredients for Anti-inflammatory and Post-Surgical treatments
-Arnica is a natural topical pain relief agent. Its mechanism of action is not well known. Arnica preparations have shown wound healing, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and pain relieving properties. Arnica’s actions may be due to two chemicals called helenalin and dihyrdohelenalin.
-Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a chemical found in green plants, animals, and humans. It can also be made in a laboratory. MSM became popular because of a book called “The Miracle of MSM: The Natural Solution for Pain.”
-Menthol used in topical is a harmless substance that causes a pulsating sensation that counteracts pain and inflammation.
-Vitamin E speeds wound healing and improves the cosmetic outcome of burns and other wounds. Many people use vitamin E on a regular basis to improve the outcome of scars and several physicians recommend topical vitamin E after skin surgery or resurfacing.
-Calendula promotes wound healing and might be effective in shortening the duration of wound healing.
-Chamomile: Topically applied chamomile may be able to speed wound healing. Studies show that substances in chamomile can kill viruses and bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, the cause of staph infections, reduce inflammation, and prevent and treat the growth of ulcers
-Tamanu oil: Several studies have found that tamanu oil has a number of properties that can help skin wounds heal faster, reduce inflammation, and promote collagen production
-Lavender: Painful inflammation can be treated with lavender oil. The oil’s pain-relieving and numbing effects help soothe the inflammation, while the beta-caryophyllene in the oil also acts as a natural anti-inflammatory
-Cucumber is filled with vitamins and nutrients that promote wound healing. Cucumbers are good sources of phytonutrients (plant chemicals that have protective or disease preventive properties) such flavonoids, lignans and triterpenes, which have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits.
-Ylang Ylang: Any type of important surgery leaves a mark on your skin, either due to the incision or due to bed sores, when recovery is accompanied by bed rest. In this case, you can apply Ylang Ylang in topical massages, to hydrate, nourish and heal the skin. Its aroma will also dispel anxiety and help your ground and center yourself.

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