The main ingredients of Chinese tradtional mint menthol essential balm are menthol, peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, camphor, clove oil and so on. Modern science has determined that these ingredients have anti-migraine, anti-depression, anti-vomiting, anti-coma, excitement and analgesic effects.When they are combined in a certain formula, the medicinal effect is enhanced due to the synergistic effect, which is much stronger than a single ingredient.
When people encounter mosquito bites, skin pruritus, or mild burns, take essential balm and apply to the affected area, which can promote blood circulation, reduce swelling, relieve pain and relieve itching. In addition, when people have colds or headaches, take Wanjin Oil and apply it to Yintang and temples. It has the effect of cooling and relieving, also known as essential balm.
Experiments have confirmed that taking a small amount of menthol essential balm orally has the effect of stimulating the central nervous system, and indirectly conducts to the peripheral nerves, dilates skin capillaries, promotes sweat gland secretion, and increases the body's heat dissipation, so it has the effect of sweating and antipyretic; camphor has a mild irritation to gastrointestinal sticking wax. It can make the stomach feel warm and comfortable; Eucalyptus oil has a strong inhibitory effect on Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus albicans and Catalococcus; it has a moderate inhibitory effect on Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Shigella sonnei; Clove oil can cure stomachache, stomach cold and vomiting, vomiting and diarrhea, and has the effect of repelling roundworms. It has a significant inhibitory effect on Staphylococcus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and common pathogenic dermatophytes.
When menthol and camphor preparations are applied to the skin, they can cause cold sensory receptors in the skin and mucous membranes to produce cold sensory reflexes, causing vasoconstriction of the skin and mucous membranes; essential balm has a stimulating effect on the skin and can slowly penetrate into the skin, so It causes long-term congestion, and also reflexively causes blood vessel changes in deep tissues, adjusts the function of blood vessels, and achieves therapeutic effects; camphor also has antipruritic, analgesic and local anesthetic effects. Therefore, it is normal to feel cold and numb after applying balsam oil, white flower oil, wind oil essence, etc., and local skin redness at the same time.
Menthol, camphor, eucalyptus oil, clove oil, etc. have a strong repelling effect on mosquitoes, midges, gnats, fly, flies and wasps. Therefore, in the hot summer, people often apply essential balm on the exposed skin, so that they can sleep peacefully without being awakened by mosquitoes.
People who have a siesta habit in the summer afternoon, drivers who drive long-distance buses, and workers on duty apply essential balm on their temples and other places to drive away the sandman. This is the principle that the application of menthol and other spices can enhance the effect of a-brain waves, and "drivers are awake." The mechanism of action of "agent" is similar, and the effect is also good.
Using menthol, camphor, and cineole to stimulate the skin's local cold sensation, apply essential balm to some important acupoints of the human body such as Yintang, Renzhong, temple, belly button, Zhongwan, Zusanli, Sanyinjiao, Yongquan, etc. , Can have the same effect as acupuncture. It is very effective for common minor injuries such as dizziness, migraine, abdominal distension, stomach ache, colds and flu, etc.