A liniment is a liquid or a semi-liquid preparation that is applied topically to the skin as an anodyne or a counter-irritant.
Liniments are a great way to deliver herbs directly to desired areas. Witch Hazel is soothing to the skin and we have combined synergistic organic herbs to make one of our favorite products. A must have addition to your home and travel first-aid kits! We use it on our horses legs after exercise and on our ranch animal’s cuts and owies!
Suggested use: Shake well and rub in to desired area of skin. To make a poultice or wrap: put liniment on gauze and apply directly to area, then wrap with plastic wrap to keep moist. Follow with a Ace bandage. Leave on for several hours. Let skin breathe between changing poultice/wrap for at least 6 hours so as not to over expose skin. Try our Muscle Rub salve in between wraps.
For External Use Only. Keep away from eyes and out of the reach of children. Not for use on open wounds. * Turmeric may temporarily stain skin yellow, and will stain fabric.
You won’t find any acetone, choloroxylenol, dyes, or other toxic chemicals in our liniment! (Or any other Herbal Med Rx products!)
Note: As with all herbs or alternative health therapies, we suggest you talk with your health care practitioner or veterinarian before using product, particularly if you or your four legged friend are taking prescription medications or supplements, are pregnant, nursing, or have an illness of any kind. Not intended to diagnose, treat, mitigate, or cure any disease, condition, or illness.
Why we use organic ingredients:
F.Y.I.: The ingredients in a leading Horse & Dog liniment include Chloroxylenol, Iodine, acetone, blue 1, and yellow 6.
“The etiology of the renal impairment is likely a direct toxic effect of chloroxylenol on the kidneys and associated transient hypotension.” Nov 15, 2016 – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8066978
“While not considered that toxic to humans (unless swallowed), chloroxylenol does kill fish. Cleaning or washing with it can result in the some of it getting into our rivers and lakes. It’s become popular because it does kill a wide variety of microbes including bacteria, fungi and some superbugs. Natural equivalents would be tea tree oil or neem oil. The Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database ranks chloroxylenol as a mid-range toxic chemical that can cause burning, itching, rash, redness, or swelling.” – http://www.greenlivingonline.com
“Exposure to moderate-to-high amounts of acetone can irritate your eyes and respiratory system, and make you dizzy. Very high exposure may cause you to lose consciousness. This chemical has been found in at least 572 of 1,416 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency.” – https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/TF.asp?id=4&tid=1
“…reports of systemic blue dye absorption and associated adverse outcomes are emerging. We report two cases of abnormal systemic absorption of FD&C Blue No. 1 in critically ill patients who subsequently died of refractory shock and metabolic acidosis.” – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14769768/
[re: Yellow Dye #6] “Caused adrenal tumors in animals and occasionally causes severe hypersensitivity reactions.” –
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) recently published a comprehensive report called “Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks” (pdf) which details the inherent risks of nine different dyes widely used in common foods. The report reveals that common food dyes pose risks of cancer, hyperactivity in children, and allergies.
The food industry dumps over 15 million pounds of the dyes studied into the food supply each year. Three of the dyes carry known carcinogens, and 4 can cause serious allergic reactions in some consumers. New studies show that seven of them contributed to cancer in lab animals, including brain and testicular tumors, colon cancer, and mutations.
James Huff, an associate at the National Toxicology Program commented, “Some dyes have caused cancers in animals, contain cancer-causing contaminants, or have been inadequately tested for cancer or other problems. Their continued use presents unnecessary risks to humans, especially young children. It’s disappointing that the [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] has not addressed the toxic threat posed by food dyes.” – http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2010/07/popular-food-dyes-linked-to-cancer-adhd-and-allergies/#.WDKR84X8G2w
“A review by the IARC of a study (published only in abstract form) states that male mice had a statistically significant increased incidence of kidney tumors in the mid-dose group. Also, in an in vitro test, Blue 1 inhibited neu- rite growth and acted synergistically with L-glutamic acid, suggesting the potential for neurotoxicity. That is particularly worrisome for fetuses and babies under the age of six months whose blood-brain barrier is not fully developed. Further research needs to be conducted before this dye can be considered safe.” – https://cspinet.org/resource/food-dyes-rainbow-risks
Let’s all try to keep dyes and potentially harmful chemicals out of our soil and water and away from our bodies!
To learn more about the toxicity in ingredients, read the “10 Chemicals To Avoid In Products” article.
Thank you for choosing HerbalMedRx Loose Goose Liniment for your four-legged and two-legged friends!