Saturday, July 27, 2013

Achy Bee and How Menthol Works to Block Pain

Our Achy Bee pain rub, made with Japanese peppermint oil works so well to ease pain in muscles, in headaches and even in stomachaches ( just roll it on your tummy.) I knew it worked from making and using it myself, but I have wondered about the chemical actions that make  peppermint oil so effective. Here's one answer: A research abstract from a 2012 issue of Pain journal describes a study that found that menthol blocks sodium pain receptor channels...

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