There are many pharmaceutical applications for camphor such as topical analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antipruritic, anti-inflammatory, antiinfective, rubefacient
, contraceptive, mild expectorant, nasal decongestant, and cough suppressant.
* Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) is a perennial herb with anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, rubefacient
, and analgesic actions.
In recent months Elder Healthcare has gained a strong foothold in India and International markets with its wide range of FMCG products consisting of oral care, personal care, skin care, beauty and rubefacient
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A systematic review by Cochrane Researchers says that there is a lack of proof using gels and creams containing rubefacients
are helpful in treating chronic and acute pain.
Applied topically, it is a rubefacient
, which means that it increases circulation to the skin, nerves, and joints, opening subcutaneous capillaries and acting as an analgesic.
Syzygium cerasoideum Antirheumatic, hypoglycaemic, rubefacient
, dysentery, biliousness, bronchitis, joint pain (Khare, 2007).
There are unlimited over-thecounter purchases and more than a million prescriptions a year for "rubefacient
rubs", giving a blood-rush to the skin.
It can also be used for varicose veins and poor circulation as it is a rubefacient
. That means it brings the blood up to the surface of the skin."
Costa Rican Amerindians, when crossing high mountains, chastise themselves with the spiny stems to ward off chills; the rubefacient
effect is also employed on rheumatic pains (Morton 1981).
In pharmaceutical terms, cayenne acts as a rubefacient
(stimulates blood circulation) and draws blood toward the surface of the skin.
A series of muscle rubs used to relieve skeletal-muscular pain are under review for their effectiveness compared with other forms of muscular pain relief.
Medication commonly prescribed at the time for psychological or behavioral issues, epilepsy, and other ailments included calomel (mercurous chloride, which often resulted in mercury poisoning), tartar emetics, opiates (laudanum or morphine), rubefacients
, castor, mugwort, and absinthe (Joinson 2012; North 2000; Okoh-Esene et al.