For centuries, various cultures have relied upon plants with healing properties to treat the body. Dating as far back as 3,000 BC, herbal remedies have been used to relieve a variety of ailments ranging from minor stress to more serious aches and pains. Here is a closer look at the healing properties of the plants and herbs grown on the Eminence Certified Organic Farm.
As with any natural remedy, we recommend discussing with your physician first to ensure there are no adverse reactions with any existing condition you may have or medication you may take.
Calm Inflammation With Comfrey
Comfrey is known as one of the herbal remedies that assist in the healing of minor wounds and inflammation. Due to its natural concentration of allantoin, a substance that promotes healthy cell turnover, comfrey has historically been used as a topical treatment for burns, bruises and even bone fractures.
In ancient times, Greeks and Romans would boil comfrey leaves and pound them into a paste to apply as a cast for broken bones. More recently, herbalists have used comfrey poultices to soothe rashes, burns and bruises. As a teenager, Eminence Certified Organic Farm founder Attila Koronczay strained his wrist during kayaking practice, and his mother massaged a homemade comfrey cream onto his wrist to treat his injury.
At the Eminence Certified Organic Farm, we value natural remedies and comfrey’s ability to restore the skin’s moisture barrier and calm inflammation. This precious herb can be found in many Eminence Organic Skin Care products, including the award-winning Herbal Eye Make-up Remover.
Combat The Common Cold With Echinacea
Echinacea is another one of the plants with healing properties grown on the Eminence Certified Organic Farm. Renowned for its antiviral and immune-enhancing properties, echinacea has long been considered one of the best natural remedies for the common cold. Even more impressive is the herb’s natural ability to prevent cases of the cold and flu from worsening into even more serious illnesses (SF Gate).
While primarily used to alleviate cold and flu symptoms, echinacea can also be used to eliminate infections on the skin. Applied topically, echinacea is known as a natural remedy for a variety of skin conditions, including acne, eczema and psoriasis. With its ability to defend the skin against abuse of the elements, this immune-boosting herb is a key ingredient in Eminence Organics Echinacea Recovery Cream.
Relieve Aches & Pains With Peppermint
Peppermint has long been celebrated for more than its invigorating scent. Traditionally, this versatile herb has been used as a natural remedy for a number of health issues ranging from indigestion and headaches to fever and whooping cough. Used externally, peppermint is an effective pain-reliever. Frequently called a “refrigerant,” peppermint’s cooling properties enable it to provide an intensely cold sensation that melts muscle stiffness and eases associated pain.
We love peppermint for its ability to tone and tighten the skin. Eminence Organics Thermal Spring Whip Moisturizer employs this purifying antioxidant to refresh and revive the skin’s appearance.
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