Amber in Medicine

Amber Ointment is a traditional Polish Healthcare product containing Baltic Amber Extract and is used for the joints and muscles.

Use Amber Ointment to massage joints and muscles. Rub in locally using circular movements and apply several times a day.
Ingredients (INCI):
Hydrogenated vegetable oil, Amber extract, Beeswax (Cera Flava, Lecithin, Tocopherol).

Baltic Amber is unique to the Southern shores of the Baltic Sea and is steeped in Polish medicinal tradition. Its healing properties have been sworn by for centuries and have been used in ointments, balms, tinctures, even in jewellery claiming to relieve pain.
Organic compounds found in Baltic Amber such as terpene group substances have warming abilities and help to loosen up muscles around the joints as well as improving blood circulation. Baltic Amber also contains succinic acid, a bio-stimulant and detoxifying agent as well as minerals such as magnesium, iron and calcium.

The Science behind it

Scientific research has shown that organic compounds found in Baltic Amber have a wide range of effects.

Terpene group substances appear in Baltic Amber in large quantities. With their similar physical and chemical properties, compounds such as Caren, D-Borneol and P-Cymene have warming abilities which help to loosen up muscles around the joints as well as improving blood circulation. Baltic Amber contains up to 8% succinic acid, a bio-stimulant which activates cell metabolism and shows anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties. Baltic Amber also contains minerals such as silica, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium as well as organic compounds combined with iodine, volatile substances and resin acids which all have a positive influence on our health.

Amber through the Ages

Since ancient times, from Europe to China, amber’s attractive appearance has allowed it to serve as both decorative material and medicine. Amber necklaces helped in treating upper airway disorders such as bronchitis and tonsillitis as well as asthma and toothaches. Amber was most importantly known to be a great healer of rheumatic disorders, where amber bracelets were proven to induce reduction or complete remission of arthritic bumps.

In the Nineteenth Century, chemists continued the use of amber in medicine by preparing various amber balms and tinctures as well as beginning a trend for the use of amber in cosmetics. Today, amber is highly respected among natural medicine supporters who strongly believe that amber helps us to regain the natural balance of our electromagnetic fields by generating negative charges. Try it yourself by rubbing a piece of amber with wool to see the electrostatic effects!