For some time now I have been singing the praises of the M&L Salve. (Mullein & Lobelia) This mighty combination is one of the best topical antispasmodics available. The all herb combination when applied topically over a spastic muscle will all most instantly relax the muscle.
Friday my husband, who is 6’4”, fairy thin with a long back, had another up close and personal opportunity to witness the power of this herbal salve. While moving a pile of rain soaked lumber to a sheltered area he sprang his lower back. When will the over forty masculine half of society realize they are no longer nineteen. Yes, I’ll get off that subject; you all pay dearly for your misconceptions.
Michael’s lower back grabbed as he went to straighten up with a load of rain soaked lumber. We immediately massaged the M&L Salve into the affected muscles. Throughout the day he continued to apply the M&L Salve over the area. Later in the day he did an Epsom salt soak with three cups of salt to his tub of hot water. He felt the Epsom Salt soak was extremely beneficial. He went to bed shortly after his bath.
Saturday he continued resting and applying salve as needed. Sunday Morning he woke up feeling 90% better and was able to finish the job he abandoned on Friday.
Knowing what to do when an emergency occurs can cut the recovery time down from weeks to days. Using the proper herbal supports can prevent the body from accepting the injury. Since the spastic muscle was not allowed to remain in a spasm there was no swelling or blockage to contend with and the recovery shortened to only a few days.
You can read more about this excellent herbal support at my blog: M&L Combination