Breaking: Bush Medicine for Back Pain!

Aboriginal Australians have long used plant extracts to support good health, but it is only recently that modern scientists have started to understand how specific essential oils might help relieve muscle aches and pains.

Eucalyptus – superstar of bush medicine!

The essential oils from eucalyptus and tea tree contain a huge number of compounds with a wide range of pharmacologic activities, including how the human body handles inflammation and pain.

Eucalyptus oil, for instance, contains a compound called cineole (also known as eucalyptol) which has been seen in laboratory tests to decrease the production of pro-inflammatory molecules and to relax smooth muscles (Ferreira-da-Silva et al., 2015). Cineole also demonstrated antinociceptive (i.e. pain-relieving) properties "comparable to that of morphine" in one animal study (Liapi et al., 2007).

When applied topically using an applicator, eucalyptus oil significantly increases cineole levels in skeletal muscles (Weyers & Brodbeck, 1989) and has been shown to inhibit pain transmitters such as bradykinin, histamine, and prostaglandins (Hong & Shellock, 1991).

Tea tree oil – a natural antioxidant

Just like eucalyptus, tea tree oil is derived from a plant native to Australia, Melaleuca alternifolia. It has been used as a topical antiseptic agent for at least a century and numerous scientific studies now support the wealth of anecdotal evidence suggesting benefits of the oil for human health (Carson et al., 2006; Tong et al., 1992).

Topical use of tea tree oil has also been seen to suppress histamine-induced skin inflammation in humans (Koh et al., 2002), while a study in animals found that the oil suppressed the increase in inflammatory mediators associated with oral Candida infection (Ninomiya et al., 2013).

In two studies, compounds extracted from tea tree oil were seen to inhibit production of a number of inflammatory mediators in the blood of human volunteers, as well as inhibiting production of reactive oxygen species (Hart et al., 2000; Caldefie-Chézet et al., 2006). These studies suggest a two-pronged mechanism by which tea tree oil may help support a healthy inflammatory response and guard against oxidative damage to tissue.

Olive oil and vanilla

Eucalyptus and tea tree may be the all-stars in the bush medicine team, but olive oil and vanilla also have benefits when applied to the skin.

Olive oil was seen in one study to improve the absorption of pain-relieving compounds when used topically, outperforming coconut oil, grape seed oil, avocado oil and both emu and crocodile oil to enhance skin penetration of flurbiprofen, a topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (Viljoen et al., 2015).

Vanilla, meanwhile, contains vanillic acid, a compound that appears to inhibit oxidative stress and the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines in animals (Calixto-Campos et al., 2015; Shyamala et al., 2007)

Nature's medicine cabinet

Combining centuries' old bush medicine with modern science, these four all-natural ingredients - eucalyptus, tea tree, vanilla and olive oil - can be found in the best-selling topical pain-reliever, Outback Pain Relief.

Outback Pain Relief features essential oil from Eucalyptus polybractea (3.86%), a species of eucalyptus with one of the highest cineole contents. This species of eucalyptus is rarely used by manufacturers as global eucalyptus production is dominated by Eucalyptus globulus, a species that contains considerably lower levels of cineole.

For additional support for a healthy inflammatory and antioxidant response, Outback Pain Relief also features 4.25% tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia), and is formulated using vanilla and olive oil to help the beneficial compounds penetrate the skin with minimal rubbing.

Number-one bestseller!

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Ireland’s average day can involve taking on bull sharks in the ocean or wild boars in the jungle, but if this outback adventurer’s seal of approval isn't enough to convince you to try Outback Pain Relief, how about the 100% money-back guarantee? You’ve nothing to lose except for your aches and pains!


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