Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Wonders of Emu

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Thanks for your caring wishes for a speedy recovery from my fall on Sunday. I'm doing a lot better. In part because of your good wishes and also because, I believe, due to the effectivenss of the product pictured below.

As if I was predicting the ill-fated event, I went to my town's art fest on Saturday and bought this locally manufactured cream. I've always been aware of the wonders of arnica but this blend of ingredients intrigued me: arnica, emu oil, menthol (which gives the treated area a great tingle), willow bark, witch hazel and capsicum. Highly recommended.

They sell emu burgers down the road, too. I intend to try one any day now and I'll be sure to give you a full report!


  1. Loved the pic!

    By the way, what did you decide on The Peace Tree, bit?

    Let me know.


  2. That stuff makes a lot of sense. Willow bark contains a chemical that is similar to aspirin, and capscaicin (which I can't think how to spell) desensitizes the nerve endings -- although it takes time to do it.

    I am about to go rub Tiger Balm on the back of my neck, which is tired from too much computer, I think. May wellness continue to come to you, Sphinx!

  3. PM: I'd like to do it but I'm not sure if I need a consistent topic or if I can write about anything that fits the peace and justice concepts??
    I'll say yes and thanks for the invite but give me some pointers, okay? And I'd start next week after we exchange some ideas about it.

    Kate: thanks for the info. I didn't know about the capsicum (however it's spelled) or the willow bark.

    Tiger balm is an old favorite. Thanks for reminding me!

  4. Yea, DuoFlex!

    That emu picture is the best! they always look so frazzled.

  5. i love the picture.

    my gramma used to put tinture of arnica on bruises and sprains, the wrap it with a strip of cloth.(green and smelly) worked pretty well except for the time she wrapped up my ring finger after i had gotten it caught in the wringer from the washer in.i was about 10 or 11.
    i found that
    arnica isn't good for broken bones.

    ; )

  6. One would have to look far and wide for a face photo more comical than that one!!


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