I thought I read it somewhere on this site last year on a possible solution to chronic RSI pain and inflammation, (a pattern with both thumbs, bad bent wrists, I know, but back and neck aren't happy either) - - - but I can't find referring comment with link, so looked up all possible places to get and found a reasonable place to try, with good advice too. I ordered root, since I can't drink alcohol, but I maybe on right track. Here's where I got it, [Mod Edit; please do not include links to commercial sites - search engine will find the product]
: As a TINCTURE Solomon's Seal is generally superior to the tea for treating sports and repetitive use injuries, and injuries involving tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints, attachments, cartilage, and bones. In short, the tincture works to strengthen and regulate the entire muscular-skeletal system.
Use either the tea or tincture to speed recovery after surgery or the setting of a bone, to rebuild strength and well-being after a fever or the flu, or to aid in keeping a chiropractic adjustment in place.
TEA: IMPORTANT: Use 1/2 teaspoon or less of loose Solomon’s Seal root per 6-10 oz of water. No tea bag or strainer is necessary because the root swells and sinks to the bottom of the cup for easy sipping
I've been wearing braces on thumbs and neck when flying or after serious exertion, to avoid re-injury and distress, but I think I need more. I'm older now and after 3 cervical disk removals and decades between starting up CG again, I need to look at what Mother Nature has to offer. Just got through Clair de Lune, Chaconne and Aguado's Rondo 22 and it wasn't bad, which means I'll pay later. If anyone has tried this powerful remedy, let me know how, what and if it worked. Thanks.