When applied to the affected area, this oil is readily absorbed and the naturally present Methyl Salicylate induces numbness, creating an anesthetic effect. It also increases circulation, bringing warmth to the area.
When applied externally, it easily penetrates through the skin around the muscles and tissues and stimulates circulation of blood in that location. This activity, apart from bringing warmth to the affected area, helps to clear obstructions in the flow of blood, which is one of the major causes behind rheumatism and arthritis. It prevents toxins like uric acid from accumulating, the cause of Gout.