What is Arnica ?
Arnica is a herbaceous plant with a long history of use in homeopathy. The most well known use for arnica is to speed up the recovery time of bruises, but it can also provide you with a pain relieving effect and reduce swelling. Arnica creams, gels and oils can be applied topically to the joints or anywhere you are suffering from pain or swelling, whether it’s a sprain, bruising, muscular or joint pain. It helps by stopping the excessive inflammatory response from the body, the cause of most inflammatory pain. For bruising, it helps to disperse trapped blood under the skin, improving the appearance of bruises. It is the perfect natural remedy to keep at home or in a gym bag to help deal with sports injuries. There are also arnica tablets which provide non-targeted pain relief, and can help to diminish swelling and speed up the healing time.
There are a variety of arnica preparations available here at Evergreen Healthfoods to suit all needs. There are gels and creams, balms and massage oils which can all be applied topically to the muscles and joints for pain relief. There are also arnica tablets which provide non-targeted pain relief, so take a look and see which product suits your needs the most.