Khalili Cream Ingredient Highlight: MSM

Methylsulfonylmethane is a simple organic compound with a difficult name – we’ll call it MSM. MSM is found in very small amounts in most living things, but it originates from microscopic plankton in the ocean. These plankton release sulfur compounds that escape into the atmosphere, where ozone and sunlight convert the sulfur compounds into […]

Khalili Cream Ingredient Highlight: Menthol

Menthol is an organic compound that occurs naturally in mint plants and is the primary component responsible for mint’s flavor, aroma, and medicinal effects. The highest concentrations of it are found in peppermint oil, which can be composed of up to 50% menthol. Although it was not isolated from mint until 1771, it has played an […]

Khalili Cream Ingredient Highlight: Ginger

If you’ve ever used ginger to settle an upset stomach, then you know that it’s just as tasty as it is effective! It has been used since ancient times as both a culinary spice and a medicine. In fact, the ancient Greeks used to eat ginger wrapped in bread to treat digestive problems, but they […]

Khalili Cream Ingredient Highlight: Curcumin

Curcumin is a naturally occurring chemical in turmeric and several other plants in the ginger family. While turmeric has a several-thousand-year history in Indian cuisine and Ayurvedic Medicine, it wasn’t until 1815 that curcumin was isolated and extracted, and it took another century before curcumin’s chemical structure was fully mapped and studied.

Traditionally, turmeric has […]

Khalili Cream Ingredient Highlight: Comfrey

Comfrey is a plant that has just as many uses as it does names. It is also known as boneset, knitbone, bruisewort, black wort, salsify, ass ear, wall wort, slippery root, gum plant, healing herb, consound, or knit back.

Its various names hint towards its historical uses as a remedy for broken bones, fractures, and bruises. […]