Injur Heal Balm
Injur Heal Balm is an herbal salve promoted as being effective in the treatment of muscle pains and minor skin injuries. The company behind this product is Mountain Rose Herbs.
Mountain Rose Herbs has been producing and selling herbal remedies and herbal cosmetic products since 1987. It has remained, however, a small company. It also offers many certified organic herbal extracts that can be used in homemade formulations. The company works with certified organic suppliers in general. It also puts a great deal of emphasis on the long-term benefits of sustainable agriculture and fair trade.
According to Mountain Rose Herbs, Injur Heal Balm is an herbal solution that can provide relief from pain associated with bruises and muscle inflammation, as well as prevent or at least reduce swelling. The mix of active ingredients (like lavender essential oil and arnica flowers) is infused in olive oil and vitamin E oil (which acts as a natural preservative and softens the skin) and beeswax which acts as a natural thickening agent. Therefore the balm does not contain any synthetic substances. Mountain Rose Herbs recommends the Injur Heal Balm formula especially to athletes, to people who enjoy sports or outdoor activities in general.
Injur Heal Balm Ingredients
Injur Heal Balm contains the following ingredients: Arnica flowers, Lavender essential oil, St. John’s Wort flowers, Calendula flowers, Vitamin E Oil, Olive oil, and Beeswax.
Injur Heal Balm is based on arnica and lavender which provide relief from sore muscles and joint pains, and calendula and St. John’s Wort, which herbalists recommend for minor wounds (arnica may also help to treat injuries). We would like to note that St. John’s Wort and lavender are mostly known in folk medicine and recommended by herbalists for nervous system disorders.
Arnica is one of the core ingredients in Injur Heal Balm. This plant has been recommended in traditional medicine for insect bites, sore muscles, and joint pains. According to laboratory tests, arnica may reduce swelling and kill certain bacteria. Clinical research on humans is quite scarce. Arnica should not be taken by mouth because it can have serious adverse effects like irregular heartbeat. Those that have used arnica on the skin for a longer time have sometimes reported blisters and eczema.
Injur Heal Balm is an herbal product and as such it has not been evaluated by the FDA in terms of safety and quality. It is actually stated on the label that this formula is not intended to either prevent or cure illnesses. The producer, however, does not list side effects on its website. It however does not recommend applying the balm on open wounds. It suggests applying it on the skin immediately after strenuous physical activity or injury.
- It costs $4.00-$5.75 per ounce which would recommend it as an affordable product
- It contains only natural ingredients
- The producer offers a 60-day money-back guarantee
- It is not available at many online retailers
- Shipping charges are high (if you purchase directly from the producer)
- There are few customer testimonials
Injur Heal Balm is recommended by its manufacturer for treating muscle pains and small injuries. In our view, the formula may work if we look at its list of ingredients: arnica has been used for hundreds of years for joint pains and muscle aches, and calendula is known for its skin regenerating properties. We would, however, note that the small number of online customer testimonials may be an indication that the product is not actually so popular.
St. John’s Wort has been shown to interact with a number of drugs and arnica may cause skin irritations if used for extended periods. As a result, we advise you seek advice from a healthcare specialist if you plan on using Injur Heal Balm for longer periods.