Natural medicine originated in
the Alps, saved from oblivion
Medicinal herbs have been significant in the treatment of diseases since ancient times, but knowledge about the types, uses and healing properties of herbs, due the passage of time and the development of modern medicine is gradually being lost. However, in many countries, traditional recipes and knowledge about the healing power of medicinal herbs are still faithfully preserved. We found such traditional recipes in the Alpine region, the most famous mountainous area in Europe.
It is known that the Alps are remote areas of urban communities and are often inaccessible due to the snow cover. Until the 20th century, people who lived far away in the alpine mountainous areas were left to fend for themselves, without roads, doctors or hospitals, and had to manage and treat themselves. Thus, in the mountainous areas, they found medicinal plants and made recipes for herbal compounds, which are still preserved and used in the treatment of various diseases. The recipes have been passed down for years and jealously guarded for generations, and that includes the knowledge of mixing, application and the effect of alpine herbs.
With the development of modern medicine, traditional knowledge has been lost in some areas. Many recipes have never been recorded in writing, so they have completely disappeared over time, but the so-called. Alpine medicine is jealously guarded by several families of traditional herbalists and healers, and now we want to present it to the whole world.
Medicinal plants are a real gift of nature that we must use carefully and wisely. There are over 500,000 plant species in the world, and over 10,000 plants are used in medicine today, and they are constantly attracting the attention of modern medicine, so research is being done on their healing properties in all parts of the world. Increasingly frequent research proves that the effects of medicinal herbs and their ingredients significantly improves the health and quality of human life. Their healing properties are not only applied in treatment, but also in cosmetics and nutrition.
In recent years, herbal treatment or phytotherapy has become increasingly important. Very rare and medicinal plant species can be found in the Alpine regions, and many of them are used in the pharmaceutical industry and medicine. You can find some of the most healing plants from the Alpine mountains in our traditional NATURE’S ALPINE HERBS BALM preparations.
Mentha Arvensis Herb Oil
Known as wild mint, it is widespread in Europe, Asia, but also in the Siberian regions. Wild mint has a very traditional and wide application in medicine, where it is used to treat various diseases. It is used in dentistry, cosmetics, and even nutrition. The oil obtained from this plant is most often used to reduce pain and improve circulation by rubbing on the skin.
Eucalyptus Globulus Oil
Eucalyptus is a famous plant that has very powerful medicinal properties. Eucalyptus essential oil is widely used in cleansing toxins and microorganisms, suppressing colds, eliminating and soothing itchy skin, and has a calming effect on allergic skin reactions. Eucalyptus essential oil is effective for treating respiratory problems (asthma, bronchitis, tuberculosis). Eucalyptus is also effective in treating wounds, burns, cuts, scars, insect bites, and stings. It stimulates immunity and provides antioxidant protection.
Abies Sibirica Needle Oil
Siberian fir grows in high mountainous areas, and is very resistant to frost and cold, even down to -50 degrees. Siberian fir essential oils are most commonly used in aromatherapy and the production of traditional preparations. It has a wide application in medicine, where it is often used for inhalations and treatment of the respiratory tract, it helps with flu and colds. It is very effective and helps with pain and muscle inflammation.
Rosmarinus Officinalis Oil
Rosemary is a plant that has long been used in traditional medicine. Rosemary essential oil is used in the treatment of spasms of the gastrointestinal tract, and for external use, it is used in the treatment of pain in joints and muscles and disorders of peripheral circulation. It refreshes and reduces tension, helps with colds, and speeds up coughing. It is also used in dermatology because it is effective on skin diseases, eczema, and acne.
Menthol is an organic compound obtained from peppermint or mint oil. It has a wide application in medicine and is best known for its strong antibacterial effect. It is used in dentistry, for inflammation of the mouth and throat, helps with breathing and colds. It reduces itching, relieves pain and muscle cramps, and headaches. It provides a feeling of cooling, so it is also used against burns. It can be in the form of oil, cream, or gel.
Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract
Horse chestnut, also known as wild chestnut is a very widespread species and we can see it in mixed forests and parks throughout Europe and America. It is most often used in pharmacy as raw material, but it is also widely used in vascular medicine. Wild chestnut seed extract can be an effective therapy for venous inflammation and capillaries, circulation, protects veins, reduces the appearance and expression of veins on the skin. The fruit, leaf, bark. and flower of the wild chestnut contain esculin, so they are not recommended for use in the diet, and are used exclusively for cosmetic and medical purposes.
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Leaf Extract
Vitis Vinifera is a special grape variety from whose leaves an extract is obtained that is very present in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry. Prevents cardiovascular diseases, reduces symptoms such as tired and heavy legs, tingling, and pain in the legs reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. Due to its antioxidant effect, it is used in cosmetics because it gives the skin moisture and restores elasticity. The grape seed extract is useful for reducing skin inflammation, redness, itching, and swelling.
Symphytum officinale Extract
This plant, also known in European nations as Comfrey, grows in meadows and is widespread in Europe and Asia. Comfrey, due to its great healing properties, has long been used in folk medicine. Helps with atherosclerosis, faster healing of wounds and burns. It has a beneficial effect on the skin, reduces pain in rheumatic diseases, osteoporosis, and improves circulation. It is useful and effective against venous inflammation. Comfrey extract is also recommended as a cosmetic product for skin regeneration.