Body Aches – Out of Stock


This remedy is used by the Dosso (hunters) in West Africa, a society of traditional African hunters who are well renowned for their in-depth knowledge of nature and respect for its laws. Their remedies are well known and their mastery of the bush is sought after by people all throughout the continent. They can be found in Burkina Faso, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Togo.

To learn more about the Dosso hunters see Firefly issue #74, “The Fearless Dosso”.

Directions: At night before bed have someone take a small amount of the salve and rub it together with their hands (having someone else apply the mixture for you is most effective). They should apply it to any aches, pains, swelling, and muscle injuries on your body. Be sure to have them rub it in deep, which may be painful. Wrap the area with a towel or piece of clothing you don’t mind getting dirty–the mixture will stain clothing. In the morning you can wash it off. Repeat this process each night until the mixture is gone.  


*Note: When body aches are not following an injury or are present in multiple places around the body they can often be a symptom of a more serious issue, in which case we recommend a health consultation with a knowledgeable, traditional healer.



This herbal remedy is a charcoal made from natural plants that is mixed with shea butter to make a salve. It is highly effective for:


  • Body aches, pain & swelling
  • Knee, elbow and other joint pains
  • Back & shoulder pains
  • Athletic injuries such as pulled ligaments and muscles