Oh, My Aching Back

I repeat, Dandelion flower oil provides INSTANT pain relief for sore muscles in the back and neck.  I already wrote how it helped me so well the first time I used it, but tonight I decided to test it to see if it would work again in the same miraculous way, secretly thinking that maybe it wouldn’t.

If I had any doubts, I assure you I don’t anymore.  Sore cramping muscles and joint in my left hip, rub in some Dandelion flower oil, and literally 10 seconds later I have absolutely NO pain!!  Same thing in my neck and shoulder.  A dab of oil, rub, rub, rub… Pain gone.  The end.

I asked my husband if he had any soreness in his back so I could see if it would work just as well for him.  He said his lower back and sciatica through the glutes were bothering him… perfect specimen for my experiments, hahaha!

To my amazement, a quick massage with the Dandelion oil and he also experienced instant pain relief in the muscles of his back and buttocks.  It did not completely take care of the sciatic pain, though, so I used St. John’s Wort oil (specific for nerve pain) to sooth that last little bit of discomfort.  He was completely pain free when I finished.  He said he has been feeling stiff and sore for months and now his back feels completey loose and pain free.

To say the least, I am very impressed and in awe of this magic sunshine medicine.  I just want to go outside and kiss my dandelions!  (It’s dark now, so I think I’ll wait till tomorrow 🙂 )


5 Responses to “Oh, My Aching Back”

  1. Carla on 14 May 2008 at 11:22 am

    That is such wonderful news Tammy! I have some brewing right now in the kitchen cupboard and I’m anxiously awaiting the day I can decant it and try for myself!

  2. tammy on 14 May 2008 at 12:51 pm

    I can’t wait to hear how it works for you, Carla. I’m curious if others will experience it the same way we did. Let us know!

  3. lana on 11 Jun 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Hello i was just wondering if the sunflower and st johns wort oils would work on a friend who is having sever back pain due to arthritis and is on heavy pain meds to try to ease the discomfort. The pain is also in his hands and has also affected his moods and is very depressed due to the pain he is suffering with. He spends most of his day in bed watching tv as he feels he is worthless and cant do anything due to the pain.

  4. tammy on 12 Jun 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Lana, it certainly couldn’t hurt to try it. I’m not sure dandelion flower oil will address arthritic pain specifically. My sense is that it works at a more surface level to relax tensed up muscles and other tissues, and that it works better when it is lightly, rather than deeply, massaged in. I’m thinking it might not penetrate deeply to the joints or address the inflammation that comes with arthritis — but I could be wrong about that; I haven’t yet had a chance to experiment with arthritic pain conditions. However, I do know that arthritic pain can cause the muscles to be tense and sore as a secondary problem, so it may help with that aspect. St. John’s Wort oil does have some anti-inflammatory properties, and I believe it will definitely soothe the nerves that register pain.

    Regarding depression, I have noticed repeatedly that whenever I work with the dandelion oil that my mood lifts considerably. It seems to bestow the gift of joy. St. John’s Wort is also a happy oil that makes me feel cheerful when I use it. I know from experience that St. John’s Wort tincture taken internally several times a day can be very effective in lifting the spirits, and it can also be a very good pain reliever, especially combined with skullcap tincture.

    If you want some more in-depth info about addressing back pain herbally, here are two very good articles on the topic:


    Best wishes to you!

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  6. Oshala on 18 Nov 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Its always so exciting to learn about the medicinal values of plants that grow near my home. Its almost as great as finding an unexpected, but familiar herb in the wild. I just discovered that wild mugwort grows in my area recently!


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