Song Ngu Essential OilModern medicine was drawn from natural constituents until it was more efficient to produce them synthetically. These natural ingredients can still be used today to stimulate the same effects as some drugs. For example, hot oils are still being used after many years, especially in oriental cultures, to alleviate pain and induce a calming effect. Made of natural ingredients, Song Ngu Essential Oil is created using the latest technology to effectively relieve pain and discomfort. It can be applied topically to ease aching joints, throbbing foreheads, cramping abdomens, and sore muscles. It is made of peppermint oil that contains menthol crystals, Eucalyptus oil, and topical salicylates, all of which contribute to the analgesic sensation of Song Ngu Essential Oil.
Other than providing a pleasant aroma of mint, peppermint oil creates a long-lasting cooling effect to reduce pain. It also contains menthol crystals, which plays a large role in stimulating the skin to relieve muscle pain. In a study that examined essential oils’ effects on the mechanism of headaches, by H. Gobel et al., it was founded that peppermint significantly reduced headaches by inhibiting neurotransmitters in the trigeminal-vascular system, which are structures that generate headaches. It also relaxes the area of application by decreasing the tension by triggering increased blood flow. As for the menthol crystals, they are known to create a numbing feeling, as pure menthol is also a key component in local anesthesia, to reduce sensitivity to pain. The system of nociception, which regulates pain, is affected by calcium channels. When opened, calcium is able to flow into neurons to trigger pain signals to the brain. Menthol, when applied topically, inhibits these calcium receptors in order to create a cooling effect. Also, a study done in 2001, by Galeotti et al., on the analgesic properties of menthol concluded that menthol had the ability to promote analgesia by triggering the k-opioid system, which plays an important role in the perception of pain. Peppermint is a key component to ease minor discomfort and aching.
Eucalyptus oil is also often used in pharmaceutical products as anti-inflammatory and analgesic to relieve symptoms of joint and cold symptoms. These characteristics of Eucalyptus oil was investigated in 2003 by Jeane Silva et al. in order to validate the idea of using Eucalyptus plants in Brazilian medicine for reducing pain. They concluded that extracts from various Eucalyptus species had a substantial effect on alleviating pain by downregulating and blocking both the central and peripheral factors of the nociception system. Monoterpene, a component of the Eucalyptus oil, also inhibits cytokines, an inflammatory mediator, to reduce the sensitivity and perception of pain. Eucalyptus oil is also known to induce vasodilation, promoting blood flow and increasing temperature. These properties allow the Eucalyptus oil to createe a sensation of warmth and relaxation.
Methyl salicylates, an organic ester and main metabolite in aspirin, also have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, added to Song Ngu to enhance the pain reducing effect of the hot oil. Methyl salicyltes is a very effective ingredient to relieve pain and generate comfort. It is also used in modern heat rubs, such as Bengay, to treat muscle and joint pain. Methyl salicylates inhibits the excessive build up of nitric oxide and cytokines, both of which functions in the pathogenesis of inflammation. Yoshinobu Higashi et al. carried out a double-blind study to evaluate the effectiveness of a patch, containing methyl salicylate and menthol, which treats mild pain. They concluded that there was significant pain relief in the treatment group compared to the subjects with a placebo. Methyl salicylates produce relaxation by increasing blood flow and body warmth as a result of vasodilation.
The ingredients in Song Ngu Essential Oil is created to provide for the utmost pain relief remedy. It contains peppermint oil, Eucalyptus oil, and methyl salicylates that work to induce analgesic and anti-inflammatory responses. The oil absorbs into the skin to stimulate blood flow, block pain receptors, and create relaxation. Song Ngu Essential Oil can be applied to areas of mild pain, cramping, and aching, allowing for temporary relief and calming warmth.