Allantoin (0.6-0.8%). Roots contain higher levels than leaves
• Cell-proliferant (increases cell multiplication rate). Promotes the granulation and formation of epithelial cells (especially fibroblasts) - these line the surfaces of the body. E.g. skin, blood vessels, intestines, urinary tract, organs, esophagus. Can boost growth of skin cells and so has a vulnerary effect to heal skin problems, wounds, sores, burns;
• Leucocytosis promoter. Increases number of immune system white cells to speed healing.
• Collagen-builder. Rebuild fibrous tissue (bundles of collagen fibers interspersed with row of connective tissue cells), such as tendons, ligaments, and repair bone fractures;
Rosmarinic acid and steroidal triterpene saponins
• Anti-inflammatory / reduces pain and swelling. Useful for rheumatoid arthritis, sprains, bruises (incl. contusions);
Mucilage (mainly in root, up to 29%). This emollient polysaccaride moisturizes and soothes tissues, strengthening the mucopolysaccaride beween body's cells after damage from such as sunburn or burns.
Silicic acid and tannins (astringent - 2.4% in dried leaves), inulin (converted to fructose)
Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems
"The medical kit of the future"
General electrotherapy health benefits. Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:
|Detoxification||Wellness / Healthy aging||Pain relief|
|Relief from insomnia||Immune system restoral||Anti-Inflammatory|
|Maximizes cellular energy production||Accelerated tissue /bone
|Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation||Increased blood oxygen
There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:
|Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy|
|Near Infrared (NIR) class 4 laser therapy|
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:
|Balances neurotransmitters||Relieves pain||Treats depression|
|Substance abuse withdrawal||Relieves insomnia||Relieve stress / anxiety|