The name Canna originates from the Latin word for a cane or reed. Although a plant of the tropics, it has further developed and grown in temperate climates. They are now easy to grow in most countries of the world. Canna indica, cultivated by Native Americans in tropical America for thousands of years, was one of their earliest domesticated plants.
Anthocyanins and other flavonoids are rumored to be beneficial as an anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory. Furthermore they are antibacterial, antiviral, antialergenik and antithrombotic. Included in the benefits… the balm may protect from damage caused by UV radiation and also acts as an antioxidant. Canna balm may assist with arthritis and pain, inflammation and sun spots. Skin cancer and other various skin ailments may also benefit from the use of Canna Balm.