Milking a Weed Part 2: Pain Relief from an Unlikely Source

For those who suffer from chronic pain, finding relief isn't always easy. Often, pain medications come with unpleasant side effects and over the counter remedies do not work. This can lead to a feeling of helplessness. Fortunately, researchers have discovered a way to soothe muscles from an unlikely source: the milkweed plant. Milkweed not only helps to soothe, it helps to protect the monarch butterfly habitat.

Milkweed Balm is made with milkweed seed oil, with anti-inflammatory agents and antioxidants and may help promote bone, joint, and muscle health when applied topically. As a natural alternative, Milkweed Balm is safe and easy to use.

Milkweed Balm is part of the Monarch Flyway mission, which works to protect the monarch habitat while providing beneficial uses for the milkweed plant. The goal is to generate and support the development of products from sustainably harvested raw milkweed. This means protecting milkweed patches and encouraging people to grow milkweed in their own gardens to help the monarchs.

The monarch population has decreased significantly over the last few decades due to loss of habitat and pesticide use. Milkweed is the only plant on which monarchs will lay their eggs, and it is the only source of food for monarch caterpillars. Since monarchs fly up to 3,000 miles to reach their overwintering sites in Mexico and California, they need milkweed to survive their migration.

By using milkweed for products like Milkweed Balm, we can help protect the monarch habitat.