You are waking up to the gentle warming rays of the sun and the sound of the birds already singing. It’s the makings of a beautiful and productive day! Unfortunately, as soon as you get out of bed, terrible aches assault you from head to toe. Even worse, despite your several hours of sleep, you still feel exhausted. This is what a typical waking feels like for someone with fibromyalgia. Fortunately, it is possible to relieve these symptoms with natural ingredients like hemp or arnica. Not bad for simple plants, right?
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that has been controversial within the medical community for decades. This neurological syndrome causes muscle and joint pain, stiffness, chronic fatigue, headaches, and anxiety. Strangely, medical examinations conducted on people who suffer from the syndrome do not reveal any obvious physical damage. In fact, the very existence of fibromyalgia was only recognized in 1992 by the World Health Organization. Today, specialists believe that fibromyalgia is caused by genetic abnormalities or by a disorder of the nervous system. For most affected people, the symptoms remain stable. For others, the pain seems to fluctuate depending on their level of daily stress.
A floral beauty with many virtues in the treatment of Fibromyalgia
Many plants are known for their ability to soothe muscle and joint pain. According to a great number of herbalists, arnica is a champion in this field. Arnica is a perennial herb native to Mexico. The essential oil of arnica mexicana flower is highly sought after because of its impressive regenerative properties. This is due to the high presence of flavonoids in the flower. These compounds reduce and calm stubborn inflammations. Arnica is, therefore, an ingredient of great interest for treating fibromyalgia naturally.
An (almost!) miraculous oil derived from a tree
Similarly, copaiba balsam is particularly effective in reducing chronic pain and possibly fibromyalgia symptoms. This balm comes from the copaiba tree, which grows in South America. The oil extracted from it also has powerful anti-inflammatory and healing qualities. It has been used for ages by the locals who often have to rely on the medicinal plants at hand to treat their afflictions.
Clove, an old classic remedy to reduce pain
Syzygium aromaticum is a tree known as clove. Its fruit is often used by herbalists because of its analgesic properties. In ancient Rome, our ancestors chewed these plants to soothe their pain and to improve their breath. Even today, cloves are present in various medicines. Like arnica, it also has the capacity to calm inflammation thanks to its high level of flavonoids.
A little cannabis to top it all up?
Industrial hemp is another plant with remarkable anti-inflammatory properties. Since it is a THC-free variety of cannabis, hemp is not psychoactive. That said, its oil has a profile close to the natural lipids of the skin, making it a fast penetrating dry oil. When combined with other essential oils, the result is a substance that takes effect immediately upon application. After a few seconds, a gentle warming sensation will be felt. Whether it is to treat simple aches and pains or suffering caused by fibromyalgia, the relief is effective and lasts several hours.
Family friendly hemp cream
If you suffer from fibromyalgia and are interested in such herbal remedies, there’s no need to set up a greenhouse to grow these precious herbs. While this is an engaging project for the DIY enthusiast, we have a simpler alternative for you: CHANV Muscle Cream. This natural Quebec product contains an ideal ratio of hemp, arnica, copaiba balsam, and other essential oils such as clove. Simply apply it to your muscles and aching joints. Its soothing effect will be felt quickly. Best of all, this hemp-based muscle cream is suitable for the whole family. Fibromyalgia aside, if you have athletes at home, they will be delighted to learn that it can relieve their little agonies as well!
As you can see, plants have amazing therapeutic properties. It is not for nothing that they have been used for thousands of years all over the world by people who, though unfamiliar with fibromyalgia, knew how to soothe chronic pain. This is an excellent reason to grow these plants right here! With this in mind, we would like to take this opportunity to point out that the hemp oil in CHANV Muscle Cream is grown right here in Quebec. In addition to allowing you to enjoy your day, this natural product supports local farmers.