Given the nature of human body, a slight reckless curve away from the normative behavior of its parts lands one in pain; leaving it to one’s wonder how a mere incident of tripping over a stone or a stretch to get something off the top shelf can punish you with an unforgiving sprain in either your ankle, wrist, neck, knee, or elbow. Though time heals everything, some external aid to accelerate the process is always tempting.

What is a Sprain?

A sprain is a pull or a tear in the ligament/s. A ligament, simply put, is a band of tough fibrous tissues that connects one bone to another. The most common place for a sprain to occur is the ankle. However, it can also occur in wrists, elbows, neck, or knees. Sprains affect youngsters and aged alike, though the healing period and severity might differ. The symptoms of a sprain include- pain, instant swelling, bruising, and inability to use the joint. A slight movement triggers excruciating pain.
Colloquially, sprains are often confused with strains. A strain takes place when the band of tissues connecting the muscle to the bone is pulled or torn. These connecting tissues are called tendons. They are found at the end of every muscle connecting it to the bone. Even a muscle pull is characterized as a strain. Though the symptoms of a sprain and a strain might appear similar, strains are more likely to happen due to overusing or overexerting a muscle as opposed to sprains that result due to a fall or a jerk that pushes the joint beyond its normal position. The symptoms of a strain, along with pain, include muscle spasms, swelling, cramping, and trouble moving. The swelling in case of strains develops gradually, whereas in case of sprains, a swollen bulge can instantly be seen where the ligament tear takes place.


Treatment of a sprain depends on its severity. However, the basic first aid must be assured irrespective of the severity. The first aid for all sprains is RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

1) Rest the sprained joint to prevent pain and swelling.

2) Ice the area immediately using an ice pack or an ice bath to soak the affected area. This reduces inflammation.

3) Compress to help stop swelling.

4) Elevate to slow down the rush of blood in order to reduce inflammation.

Sprains are generally treated with topical application of liniments or over-the-counter medication. However, frequent consumption of such medicines comes with the baggage of side-effects. Most medicines merely numb the pain receptors of the brain only giving the illusion of a healed joint.

Regardless of the severity of the sprain, topical application of liniments is essential as it accelerates the healing process. Herbal liniments, as opposed to chemical ones, are better as they don’t create a havoc on skin and are safe even if absorbed through the skin; they are devoid of harmful side-effects. One such oil is LooLoo Oleo Rheuma Herbal Liniment.

LooLoo Oleo Rheuma Herbal Liniment for Treating Sprains

LooLoo Oleo Rheuma, a herbal liniment oil, is a unique and effective amalgamation of some of the most potent ayurvedic/unani herbs and oils that actively heal problems such as sprains or strains. The essential components of LooLoo Oleo Rheuma are Kalonji (Black Seed) oil, clove oil, cinnamon oil, and menthol.

Kalonji (black seed) oil – Kalonji oil is anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and contains thymoquinone in abundance. It is this component that is largely responsible for accelerating the healing process.
Kalonji (black seed) oil – Kalonji oil is anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and contains thymoquinone in abundance. It is this component that is largely responsible for accelerating the healing process.
Clove oil – Clove oil contains eugenol and exhibits anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, analgesic, and anxiolytic properties. This allows it to alleviate inflammation, swelling, pain, and stiffness. The eugenol soothes the nerve receptors thereby reducing the sensation of pain.
Cinnamon oil – Cinnamon oil contains cinnamaldehyde and is anti-inflammatory. It prevents tissue damage.

LooLoo Oleo Rheuma Herbal Liniment, because of its aforementioned components, qualifies as a pain relief liniment oil that not only subsides the pain, but also heals the damaged, inflamed tissues. Apply the oil on the sprained area using gentle, circular motions. For a long lasting effect, cover the affected area with a cloth. For best results use LooLoo Oleo Rheuma Herbal Liniment.