Therapeutic 7 Cream, Applications and Information
for Health Professionals
7 Cream has its background in the homeopathic and naturopathic health field. It was developed and tested in a clinical setting over a period of several years. There are no formal trials or studies to refer to and most of the information we have about it is anecdotal. However the combination of clinical experience, testimonials and a study of the ingredients can be helpful in understanding the whys and wherefores of its use.
Firstly, because it was originally developed for practitioners and patients that prefer non-toxic, natural ingredients, the non active parts of the cream were chosen for their benign nature. The stabilizers and emulsifiers have been kept to a minimum and are of as type not known to cause any long term damage or side effects.
Generally, apart from being a very good moisturizer, 7 Cream is most useful wherever the promotion of healing of damaged skin is called for – burns and wound healing in particular, but many conditions where there is inflammation of the skin can benefit from its use. The attached extracts from testimonials gives some more idea of how the cream is being used.
Many medical professionals are using active Manuka honey – and getting good results in patients with wounds that have not responded to standard treatment. Recently researchers at The University of Dresden in Germany has identified a compound called methylglyoxal that is responsible for the non-peroxide antibacterial activity in New Zealand Manuka honey.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) has been used by herbalists and homeopaths for hundreds of years. Its chief use is as a local application to help heal and prevent infection of wounds through its anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties.
Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Miller) is a well known plant with many documented therapeutic effects. It has has more than 200 biologically active components including polysaccharides, phytosterols and glycerol. Aloe vera has been found to have anti-inflammatory, burn healing and wound and scar reducing properties
Neem oil (Azadriachta indica) is used widely in India and is known as the “Heal All’ and the “Village Pharmacy”.
Avocado oil (Persea americana) contains more than 20% essential unsaturated fatty acids. It also contains vitamins A, C, D and E, proteins, beta-carotene, lecithin, fatty acids and potassium. It has a superior moisturizing effect on the upper layer of the skin and reduces scarring. A study at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology found that avocado oil significantly increases the water soluble collagen content in the dermis. The AMA states that it reduces roughness, cracking and irritation.
Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera) is one of the safest most effective natural body moisturizers available. It is rich in lauric fatty acid.
Manuka oil (Leptospermum scoparium) used traditionally by the Maoris for generations. Has similar properties to Manuka Honey.
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) comes from the fat obtained from the Karite tree from Africa. It can help to heal cracked and damaged skin. Shea butter penetrates the skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth. It contains unsaponifiables and cinnamic esters, which have moisturizing properties.
Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) an essential oil extracted from the plant Pelargonium graveolens of the Geraniaceae family. The essential oil is composed of various chemical constituents and includes a-pinene, myrcene, limonene, menthone, linalool, geranyl acetate, citronellol, geraniol and geranyl butyrate. Traditionally Rose Geranium oil has been used to help all kinds of troubled skin.