Relief for the toughest demands met by drummers’ hands.
Ardub Hand Rub was created to soothe and promote fast healing of sore hands due to hand drumming. As a professional percussionist for over 16 years, Ryan “Manito” Wendel understood the tough demands that must be met by drummers’ hands. After a hot Salsa gig, his hands would be left dried out, swollen and aching. He realized he needed to do something to counteract the effects of two or three hours of non-stop drumming. Several years ago he created Ardub for himself after learning of the beneficial healing properties of Arnica Montana, a naturalized flower found close to him in the Appalachian Mountains.
“When used topically… Arnica was found to have the same effect as the use of NSAIDs (ibuprofen) in treating the symptoms of hand osteoarthritis.” The thymol derivatives concentrated in the plants’ roots have been clinically shown to be effective vasodilators of subcutaneous blood capillaries. Arnica preparations used topically have been demonstrated to act as an anti-inflammatory and assist normal healing processes by facilitating transport of blood and fluid accumulations through a dilating action of subcutaneous blood capillaries.”
Ardub Hand Rub combines the anti-inflammatory effects of Arnica with the soothing and moisturizing effects of several tree nut oils high in antioxidants. Ardub blends shea butter with cocoa and mango butters, as well as red palm oil (Manteca de Corojo), olive oil, natural vitamin E and beeswax, to create a smooth non-greasy formula for use before and after drumming. Ardub Hand Rub should be applied to clean hands 15 minutes prior to drumming and allowed to soak into the skin.