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Barkan - Ointment For the flexibility and relief of joints - Herbs of KEDEM

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Barkan - Ointment For the flexibility and relief of joints


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Ointment For the flexibility and relief of joints: 50 ml



Ointment for the flexibility and relief of joints.

** 100% vegetal mixture for phyto-relaxing treatment **

A mixture of macerations in palm oil, and essential oils, including
lavender, everlasting (Helichrysum), ylang-ylang, sage, willow,
oregano, Withania somnifera, fig leaves, tanacetum, wintergreen,
myrtle, thyme, juniper.

The scientific reasoning behind using this composition include:

Withania somnifera: has been found to contain withanolides, which were studied for treating knee osteoarthritis: 


J Clin Rheumatol. 2004 Oct;10(5):236-45.


A 32-week randomized, placebo-controlled clinical evaluation of RA-11, an Ayurvedic drug, on osteoarthritis of the knees.


Chopra ALavin PPatwardhan BChitre D.


Myrtle essential oil has been shown to possess an anti-inflammatory effect.  Some ingredients in the plant were shown to inhibit the pro-inflammatory enzymes COX-1 and 5-Lipooxygenase:    


Myrtucommulone from Myrtus communis Exhibits Potent Anti-Inflammatory Effectiveness in Vivo. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. April 1, 2009 329:76-86 


Identification of Molecular Targets of the Oligomeric Nonprenylated Acylphloroglucinols from Myrtus communis and Their Implication as Anti-Inflammatory Compounds


Christian FeißtLutz FrankeGiovanni Appendino and Oliver Werz


Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. October 2005 vol. 315 no. 1 389-396



Gaultheria oil:mostly c ontains methyl salicilate, which was found to be effective for pain relief through topical application:

Tramer, M. R (2004). "It's not just about rubbing--topical capsaicin and topical salicylates may be useful as adjuvants to conventional pain treatment"BMJ 328 (7446)

 Willow leaf extract: contains an aspirin-like sunstance:

Fiebich BL, Appel K. Anti-inflammatory effects of willow bark extract. Clin Pharmacol Ther 2003;74:96.

Fiebich BL, Chrubasik S. Effects of an ethanolic salix extract on the release of selected inflammatory mediators in vitro. Phytomedicine 2004;11:135-8.

Fig leaves were also recently shown to reduce levels of TNF-alpha (pro-inflammatory cytokine):



Usage recommendations:

Apply a very small amount locally and massage for about 15 seconds.
May be repeated several times a day.


During hot days, it is preferable to keep in a cool place, to prevent a
liquid texture.

For optimal relief, it is recommended to apply the EVRY body oil as
well, for the muscles surrounding joints. It is also recommended to
use the NIKUZIT detox tea, according to its usage instructions.




Before using (left) and after 45 days of use



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* Dermatologically tested, not tested on animals. ONLY FOR EXTERNAL USE.
Purely vegetal ingredients.
Usage precautions : As for any product containing essential oils:
- In case of contact with the eyes, rinse eyes with water.
- To test for any sensitivity, start by applying a small quantity of the product. In case of
abnormal reaction (headaches, persistent skin reddening, nausea, dizziness), discontinue the
usage of the product.
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