Aldrtz Pau Liniment: Topical Pain Reliever

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Compared to capsules and tablets, OTC pain relievers in topical (ointment, creams, gel, liniment) forms are safer. Swelling, utricaria or skin allergy can be a possibility but with topical types, there are lesser risks for stomach pains and no liver dama

Most over- the-counter topical pain reliever possess methyl salicylate, menthol, eucalyptus  and camphor. While the four active constituents are accounted for the analgesia effect, menthol, eucalyptus and camphor have more additional benefits. Menthol is a decongestant and an effective anti-itch. It can relieve sore throat and minor sunburns. Camphor on the other hand, is a carminative and a stimulant. Eucalyptus is useful for sinusitis and for insect bites.

Regarding pain relief, Aldrtz Pau Liniment maybe better than any other OTC topical pain reliever since it has an additional ingredient - psicapmo extract.

Psicapmo extract is a combination of herbs and other ingredients which include pau d’ arco. Like menthol, eucalyptus, methyl salicylate and camphor, pau d’ arco has been known to reduce swelling and alleviate pain.

Pau d’ arco possess two naphthoquinones- lapachol and beta-lapachone. While these active chemicals kill bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi, lapachol and beta-lapachone are also responsible for pau d’arco’s anti-inflammatory properties.

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Aldrtz Pau Liniment facts

Aldrtz Pau Liniment is manufactured and distributed by Aldrtz corporation. It appears as a brown liquid and has a relaxing mixed scent of citrous and wood. Aldrtz Pau Liniment  is available in 30 amd 60 ml bottles.

Aldrtz Pau liniment was considered as the number one pain killer liniment in 2004 and 2005 as cited by the National Shoppers’ Award. It was also given the award as ‘The Most Outstanding Pain killer Liniment’ in 2004 and 2005 by Philippine Marketing Excellence Awards, the Asian Institute of Marketing and Entrepreneurship and the Sales and Marketing Magazine.

Uses

Aldrtz Pau Liniment is popular as a pain reliever, however it is also known for other uses. Its effect  can be attained through massage and inhalation. As it contains methyl salicylate (7.47ml), menthol (7.47g), camphor (6.22g), eucalyptus (4.15ml) and psicapmo extract (21.35ml), Aldrtz Pau liniment is an effective rub for arthritis, gout, muscle aches, varicose veins, body pains and fatigue.

It can ease minor itch and insect bites because of its menthol and eucalyptus component.

For cough and colds, Aldrtz Pau Liniment can be applied over the chest, back and throat. However, it can be more efficient if prepared for steam inhalation. This preparation includes a few drops of Aldrtz Pau Liniment on a bowl of hot water. The steam from the bowl is inhaled to loosen up nasal congestion.

Safety

As mentioned, topical forms of medication is a lot safer than oral drugs. Swelling, utricaria or skin allergy can be a possible but with topical OTC types, there is lesser risk for stomach pains and definitely no liver damage. However, care should still be considered even with a topical pain medication as Aldrtz Pau Liniment.

Aldrtz Pau contains methy salicylate and camphor. These two constituents are usually the culprits for most adverse reactions. Applied externally, Aldrtz Pau may cause skin irritation and blistering . Taken through inhalation for symptoms of colds and coughs, Aldrtz Pau may cause stomach pains and breathing troubles.

More to this, because of its camphor content, Aldrtz Pau Liniment may not be suitable for asthmatic people and for those suffering from epilepsy.

Precaution should be given to individuals who might have sensitivity to its components.

© Phoenix Montoya @ January 11, 2012

References:

  1. Aldrtz Pau Liniment label
  2. http://www.arthritis-relief-naturally.com/menthol.html
  3. http://www.essentialoils.co.za/essential-oils/camphor.htm
  4. http://www.medicinenet.com/methyl_salicylate_and_menthol-topical/article.htm
  5. http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/ComplementaryandAlternativeMedicine/HerbsVitaminsandMinerals/pau-d-arco

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