Quality Control in Production

Many of our formulas use proven, traditional household remedies. Marigold oil, marmot oil, arnica extract, mountain pine oil and mint oil are known to this day for their positive effects. We use these in our products.

Both the raw materials that we use and the quality of our processing contribute significantly to the overall quality of our products. Our products are manufactured in GMP-certified manufacturing companies and we only use high-quality raw materials. Every batch is tested after production for possible contamination, in most cases by an external laboratory. It is only after approval that our products go on sale. For this reason, we are able to guarantee perfect quality at all times.

Arnica

In addition to helping increase circulation, arnica (arnica montana) is also valued for its cooling effect on sunburn and insect bites and for promoting tissue regeneration after sprains. Sebastian Kneipp said: "Arnica is worth its weight in gold. The plant deserves to be used primarily as a treatment for wounds. I can’t recommend it highly enough." Arnica montana was designated medicinal plant of the year in 2001.

The arnica extract from arnica flowers is used in our arnica gel, Murmelin, Murmelin rubbing alcohol and arnica rubbing alcohol.


Marmot oil

The effects of marmot oil in home cures has been valued for centuries, particularly in the Alps. It has long been used for tension, lumbago, aching muscles and joint pain e.g. after overexertion when playing sport. It supports joints and the entire musculoskeletal system in particular.

The active ingredients in pure marmot oil include various fatty acids such as palmitic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, vitamin E and (natural) corticosteroids. Applied after sport, walking and physical exercise, marmot oil promotes fast regeneration of the musculoskeletal system. Numerous masseurs and therapists use Murmelin every day. And something that many people don’t know: pure marmot oil can also be drunk. This has a beneficial effect on the stomach and lungs.

Owing to significant increases in their population, marmots are hunted in late summer (August/September) before they start hibernation. In Austria, around 7500 marmots are shot each year but only a small percentage of these animals are painstakingly processed to be used for the valuable marmot oil. The animals are not hunted for these salves; rather, the use of marmot oil should be seen as an intelligent use of the animals that have been hunted.

We only use the oil from Tyrolean and Vorarlberg marmots in Murmelin®. Murmelin is the longest established marmot salve in Austria. Many customers have now been trusting its effects for almost 40 years.

Marigold oil

Marigolds (calendula officinalis) are one of the most popular medicinal plants. They are not just recommended by Hildegard of Bingen. Their effects are manifold - applied externally, they help with various minor inflammations of the skin, dry or chapped hands, nappy rash, abrasions and similar ailments. Marigolds were selected as medicinal plant of the year in 2009.

Marigold extract is used in our Calendulin® marigold salve. Just like Murmelin, the Calendulin marigold salve has proved effective for almost 40 years.


Mint oil

Essential mint oil (menthae arvensis aetherolum) is obtained from Mentha arvensis. Mint was used as a medicinal product in antiquity. Mint oil is particularly known for the essential oils it contains such as menthol, which has an antispasmodic effect and stimulates the production of bile. Further uses of mint oil include inhalation for respiratory infections, rubs for headaches and migraines and ingestion for digestive disorders or vomiting.

All-natural mint oil is contained in our "Japomin® oil".

Mountain pine oil

Long-established as a medicinal product, mountain pine oil, (oleum pini pumilionis) has been used for centuries to improve circulation; it relieves inflammation in muscles and joints and has a positive effect on tense muscles and pains.

We use pure mountain pine oil in our mountain pine cream, in Murmelin and in Murmelin/arnica rubbing alcohol.

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm (melissa officinalis) has particularly soothing characteristics. It is used to relieve overexertion, nervousness and stress and helps you find inner balance.

Hay flowers

As well as their wonderful fragrance, the essential oils in hay flower plants (graminis flos) have positive effects on the human body. To extract hay flower oil, cut hay from meadows with a large variety of species is used. In the last few years, hay baths have been used increasingly by spas because of their positive effects on wellness.

CAMPHOR

Camphor (cinnamomum Camphora) is an excellent treatment that has been extracted and used since antiquity in China. Camphor’s strong aromatic odour smells much like eucalyptus. It is a white, solid substance extracted from the resin of the camphor laurel. It has particularly useful healing qualities, and is mainly applied externally. Used externally, camphor can be used to decongest airways and works as an anti-inflammatory.  Camphor is used in aromatherapy for depression and indigestion.

We use camphor in our PECTATUSSAN® Chest Rub.

THYME OIL

Thyme (thymus vulgaris) has a strong aromatic smell and has an antibacterial effect; it also encourages appetite, the production of saliva and digestion.

The antiseptic qualities of thyme are mainly attributed to thymol, a component of the plant’s essential oil. It has disinfectant properties. In practice, thyme is also used as a balsam, an expectorant and to relieve coughs.

For this reason, we just couldn’t leave thyme our of our PECTATUSSAN® Baby Chest Rub.

EUCALYPTUS OIL

The eucalyptus tree is native to the Australian bush. The plant is a master of survival. It needs barely any water, can cope with high temperatures and will regrow even after devastating bushfires.

The leaves contain a rich essential oil, which has medicinal properties. Eucalyptus oil, particularly the substance cineol, loosens tough mucus from the bronchia and sinuses. Eucalyptus oil can be used to treat congested coughs and blocked noses when you have a cold. The rich aromatic oil can be inhaled. Eucalyptus has a stimulating effect and has positive effect on the airways in the wet and cold season. Its invigorating scent refreshes you and drives away tiredness.

Regular visits to the sauna promote general well-being, the body’s resistance and a healthy supply of blood to the skin.

MENTHOL

Menthol has a minty fresh smell and is found in plants of the genus mentha. It is the main component of the essential oil in peppermint (mentha x piperita L., lamiaceae). It is extracted from mint or made synthetically.

It has cooling, anti-itching and analgesic effects and is contained in many medications used to treat skin disorders, colds, runny noses and sports injuries.

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