Green clay Montmorillonite is rich in silica, it also contains phosphates, potash, magnesium oxide, iron oxide, manganese oxide, aluminum oxide, Soda and magnesia in large quantities. It has many properties: healing, disinfectant, antitoxinic, anti-inflammatory, calming, anti-parasitic and anti-anemic. In addition to this, recent studies have shown that plasters of thermal waters can influence the level of many cytokines and the metabolism of chondrocytes.
Gaultheria essential oil (1.5%) inhibits the production of cytokines: TNFα, IL 1β and IL 6, decreases the accumulation of NO, pro-inflammatory free radical, and inhibits the production of ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species ) Induced by Lipopolyssacharides and responsible for an increase in inflammation.
The extract of Harpagophytum (5%) is a natural anti-inflammatory drug that inhibits many protein and lipid mediators such as TNFα, IL-6, IL-1β, PGE2 and COX2 Inflammation and degradation of the extracellular matrix thus of type II collagen and proteoglycans.
White Willow extract (5%) inhibits cytokines including IL-1β and NF-κB protein, which includes the production of COX-2 cyclooxygenases and MMP metalloproteases. This gives it its anti inflammatory and anabolic properties on the chondrocytes.