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.
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!