You know winters have arrived when your body movement, especially that of neck and shoulders, becomes stiff and joints ache overnight, just by sleeping under the fan. Joints (apart from skin!) require special attention during winters.
What causes joint ache and stiffness during winters?
Research suggests that there could be three reasons why joint ache and stiffness trigger during winters. Some explain that in cold temperatures, the body tends to conserve more heat and enhance blood flow to the organs located at the center of the body such as heart and lungs, as a result of which, the capillaries and veins of arms and legs are left deprived and constrict, causing joint ache. Another common theory is that the changes in barometric pressure trigger an inflammatory response in the joints causing joint ache due to changes in blood circulation and nerve fiber sensitivity. Lastly, some explain winter joint ache in terms of basic physics- matter solidifies in cool temperatures; accordingly, the synovial fluid thickens leading to stiffness and joint ache.
Oleo Rheuma- a herbal remedy for joint ache
Looloo Oleo Rheuma, a herbal liniment oil, is an effective amalgamation of some of the most potent ayurvedic herbs and oils that are ideal for treating joint aches and stiffness. Each of the ingredients with their unique properties and their effects, collectively work to eliminate joint ache and stiffness. The main components of Oleo Rheuma are kalonji (black seed) oil, clove oil, cinnamon oil, and menthol.
Looloo Oleo Rheuma, because of its aforementioned components, qualifies as a warmth producing pain relief liniment oil. The warmth subsides the pain by enhancing blood flow which eliminates winter stiffness. Since the skin at the shoulder and neck is delicate and sensitive, the intensity of the oil can be regulated by adding carrier oils (such as coconut oil, mustard oil, and sesame seed oil) to avoid irritation. The oil not only subsides the pain, but also heals the damaged, inflamed tissues.