Eazol can reduce the level of prostaglandins in your body. These compounds can cause the aches, pain and inflammation that make life miserable for so many people. Eazol helps to relax your muscles and to reduce swelling. It improves blood flow to areas such as the joints. The ingredients of Eazol work with each other, so that they're even more effective together than they are alone. And, they don't cause the sort of gastrointestinal irritation that can occur when you use many other kinds of pain reliever!
White Willow (Salix species) (bark): The bark of the stately white
willow tree (Salix alba) has been used in China for centuries as a
medicine because of its ability to relieve pain and to lower fevers.
Early settlers in America found Native Americans gathering bark from
indigenous willow trees for similar purposes. The active ingredient
in white willow is salicin, which the body converts into salicylic
acid. The first aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) was made from a
different herb containing salicinómeadowsweetóbut works in
essentially the same way. All aspirin is now chemically synthesized.
It's not surprising, then, that white willow bark is often called
"herbal aspirin". Although white willow is the species of willow
tree most commonly used for medicinal purposes, other salicin-rich
species are employed as well, including crack willow (Salix fragilis),
purple willow (Salix purpurea), and violet willow (Salix daphnoides).
These all may be sold under the label of willow bark.
Health Benefits: The salicylic acid in white willow bark lowers the
body's levels of prostaglandins, hormonelike compounds that can
cause aches, pain, and inflammation. While white willow bark takes
longer to begin acting than aspirin, its effect may last longer.
And, unlike aspirin, it doesn't cause stomach bleeding or other
known adverse effects. White willow bark may help to relieve acute
and chronic pain, including arthritis pain, headache, back and neck
pain, muscle aches, and menstrual cramps. The effectiveness of white
willow bark for easing these and other types of discomforts results
from its power to lower prostaglandin levels. Some arthritis
sufferers taking white willow bark have experienced reduced swelling
and inflammation, and have eventually achieved increased mobility in
the back, knees, hips, and other joints.
Lobelia (Lobelia inflata):This herb is named after the botanist
Matthias de Lobel, a native of Lille, France, who died in London in
1616. The common name Lobelia also includes the species Lobelia
siphilitica, Lobelia cardinalis and Lobelia chinensis, all of which
are used interchangeably with Lobelia inflata. Lobelia is native to
North America, and was both chewed and smoked by Native Americans.
Lobelia root was used by the Iroquois Indians to treat syphilis,
which is the source of the species name "siphilitica".
Health Benefits: One of the most useful muscle relaxants, Lobelia is
rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and manganese. An active ingredient in
the lobelia plant, lobeline, stimulates nerves in the central
nervous system. Lobelia is considered beneficial for treating mild
depression, reducing inflammation and pain, easing muscle tension
and calming the nerves. The primary chemical constituents of lobelia
include piperidine alkaloids (lobeline, isolobeline), lobelic acid,
chelidonic acid, glycoside (lobelacrin), essential oil, resins, and
fats. The activity of Lobelia is dependent upon the liquid alkaloid,
lobeline. Lobelia also contains gum, resin, chlorophyll, fixed oil,
lignin, salts of lime and potassium, and ferric oxide. Lobelia may
be used in many conditions in combination with other herbs to
further their effectiveness.
Boswellia (standardized to contain 55% Boswellic Acid) (Boswellia
serrata) (leaf): Boswellia, also known as boswellin or "Indian
frankincense," comes from the tree Boswellia serrata, that grows in
the dry hills of India. For centuries, traditional Indian healers
have taken advantage of the anti-inflammatory properties of the tree
bark's gummy resin, called salai guggal. Modern preparations made
from a purified extract of this resin and packaged in pill or cream
form are used to reduce inflammation associated with osteoarthritis
and rheumatoid arthritis. Unlike conventional NSAIDs (nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofenóthe accepted treatments
for joint inflammationóboswellia doesn't seem to cause stomach
irritation. It also may be effective for back pain and certain
chronic intestinal disorders.
Health Benefits: Research has identified specific active
anti-inflammatory ingredients in this herb, which are commonly
referred to as boswellic acids. In animal studies, these acids have
been shown to reduce inflammation significantly in several ways.
Boswellic acids deter inflammatory white cells from infiltrating
damaged tissue. They improve blood flow to the joints. They also
block chemical reactions that set the stage for inflammation to
occur in chronic intestinal disorders such as Crohn's disease and
ulcerative colitis. Boswellia may help to ease symptoms of
osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Boswellia can be taken
internally as well as applied topically to affected joints to
relieve inflammation associated with these joint disorders. This may
lessen morning stiffness and increase joint mobility. In a study of
175 patients with rheumatic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis,
122 participants experienced reduced stiffness and inflammation two
to four weeks after starting on a boswellia regimen. Boswellia's
anti-inflammatory properties can help to reduce aching and
stiffness, especially when associated with low back pain. Although
research indicates that boswellia is best taken orally for this
purpose, creams appear to be soothing as well. Boswellia also
appears to reduce the inflammation associated with ulcerative
colitis and Crohn's disease, both painful intestinal disorders. It
seems to accomplish this without the risk of further gut irritation
associated with many conventional pain relievers. In a 1997 study of
ulcerative colitis sufferers, 82% of those who took boswellia
extract (350 mg three times daily) experienced a complete remission
of their disease.