These pure crystals are not to be confused with "spice", "k2", "bath salts", or "herbal blends". It's extracted from Mint plants.
Menthol Crystals ( Pure & Organic )
Yes, the same stuff used in cigarettes. Menthol is an organic compound extracted synthetically or obtained from oils within plants of the Mint family. This is a waxy, crystalline, clear or white in color crystal that looks like quartz. It has qualities of an anesthetic nature, which is why it is widely used to relieve minor throat irritation. Its also understood that the compound acts as a weak kappa opioid receptor agonist. These crystals are cooling, refreshing, and have a very unique, minty aroma. Only a very small amount of this naturally occuring chemical is used in the production of over the counter products.
It's pretty cool how this menthol phytochemical tells the brain that the area it's become in contact with is cold, pain free, numb, an in a state of ecstacy. This is how the numbing effect works. It actually effects receptors which send and recieve temperature information to the brain. This is why it has a "cooling effect".
Menthol crystals can be used topically. This can be done by heating up some water and then adding the crystals, and a cheese cloth or something similar like a washcloth. The key is to make the amount of water about the same amount the wash cloth can can hold, or maybe a little over. You want the wash cloth to hold as much of the water as it possibly can.
After this process is complete you have some water and a washcloth or cheese cloth that can be applied topically. Other herbs like mullein, and echinacea can be added. This especially adds to the medicinal qualities as understood with an herbalistic and scientific point of view. Typically these mixtures are most commonly used in the forehead and chest during flus, colds, etc.
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