Soothe your aching muscles after a hard days work! This salve contains a blend of hand foraged wild ingredients, including Highbush cranberry bark (Viburnum edule), Devil’s club bark (Oplopanax horridus), arnica, caribou weed, extra virgin olive oil, and beeswax. Each of these ingredients offers a range of potential health benefits when used topically.
Highbush cranberry bark has been traditionally used by Indigenous peoples for its anti-inflammatory properties, making it an effective natural remedy for pain and swelling. Highbush cranberry bark is also an effective muscle relaxant aiding in the treatment of muscle spasms, restless leg syndrome and cramps.
Devil’s club bark has also been traditionally used for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, making it useful in treating joint pain, arthritis and inflammation. Arnica, another common ingredient in natural remedies, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects, making it effective in treating bruises, sprains, and other injuries.
Caribou weed, also known as Artemisia, has been traditionally used for its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, making it effective in preventing and treating infections. This herb has also been used for its anti-inflammatory effects, making it useful in reducing pain and swelling associated with injuries and infections.
The combination of these natural ingredients, along with extra virgin olive oil and beeswax, creates a powerful and effective salve that can be used to support the body’s natural healing processes. Nothing beats it after a long day our on the land to sooth your sore muscles! The olive oil provides nourishing and moisturizing benefits, while the beeswax acts as a natural emollient, helping to lock in moisture and protect the skin from environmental irritants.
Another common name for highbush cranberry is “crampbark”. This highbush cranberry muscle rub has the natural aroma that one smells when walking past highbush cranberry in the fall, complemented by a faint scent of Devil’s club, caribou weed, and arnica blossoms. 100 % natural and wild ingredients.