es335 wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:35 am
Kytta is a a pure natural creme with comfrey root extract as the active agent, at least as efficient as Voltaren but without any side effects. Knowing the active agent you might be able to find simething similar in your country in case Kytta is not available there.
It's important to recognise that 'natural' remedies, if they are effective, are as likely to have side effects as conventional medications.
Some comfrey root extracts contain so-called pyrrolizidine alkaloids which can cause liver damage; anyone who uses comfrey should ensure they are free of these compounds (as far as I know Kytta branded products are safe in this respect - but check if you are going to use them).
Devils' Claw preparations have been associated with quite a range of side effects including (rarely) allergic reactions.
Cucumin is pretty safe (which is a good thing as you find it in curries) and as for White Willow Bark, its active constituent is salicilin, which is basically the same as good old aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid).
PS Diclofenac gel is available over the counter in the UK, as is Ibuprofen gel, which is much the same in its effects.