Menthol Pain Relief Ingredient
Menthol is organically synthesized from the mint leaves. It is known as mint camphor for its minty flavour. For several years, menthol has been used in medicine for various treatments. History reveals that the usage of menthol dates back to the ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt for the treatment of digestive disorders and topical applications for pain relief.
Origin of Menthol – The Ayurvedic ingredient for pain relief
Menthol is native to Europe and southern Asia. It is also found in Ireland and some parts of China. It is said that Menthol was introduced in England by the Romans in the 5th century. The extraction of Menthol oil from peppermint is found to have started in 1600s.
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Other Names of Menthol
Scientific name – Mentha Sylvestris
Common name – Mint, Peppermint,
Hindi name: pahadi pudina
Tamil name: Pudina
Telugu name: Pudina
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Menthol is known to be an analgesic and is extensively used in the traditional medicine as an Ayruvedic ingredient for pain relief. It helps to reduce pain in headaches, muscle aches, and inflammation.
How is menthol oil extracted?
The menthol oil is extracted from the partially dried leaves of the plant. The essential oil is derived from the steam distillation process and subjected to various other treatments before collecting them into medicinal menthol oil.
Is it true that Menthol oil is used in the treatment of joint pain?
Topical application of menthol oil in homemade moisturizers as well traditional medicines has been known for centuries and has been well documented in some of the ancient literature as well. Its use as an Ayurvedic ingredient in pain relief oil has been well appreciated all over the world. The cooling and calming effects of menthol oil helps to relieve the discomfort of inflammation and joint pains.
What are the various therapeutic properties of Menthol oil?
Menthol oil is found to be anaesthetic, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, aromatic, carminative, diaphoretic, refrigerant, stimulant, and stomachic. This is the reason it is used in most of the liniments, ointments, and massage oils as an Ayurvedic pain relief ingredient.
Why is a liniment or ointment containing menthol considered as natural pain relief?
Topical application of menthol is considered as the best remedy for chronic or acute pain. It creates a cooling effect and does not increase the temperature of the applied skin unlike other topical pain relief cream. When menthol is added as an Ayurvedic ingredient in pain relief ointment or liniment, it creates a cooling and numbing effect to provide instant pain relief.
Antibiotic and anesthetic properties of Ajwain Satva helps to reduce redness and inflammation, while its anti-inflammatory property helps to soothe the pain and swelling.