As seasons change, so do our activities. We take up new sports or exercise routines; we take to the outdoors to start gardening again or to tackle a home improvement project. Strains from unaccustomed tasks such as these are likely to cause sore muscles.
Fortunately, there’s Arnica, a convenient and reliable medicine for muscle pain, stiffness and bruises. Arnica has been used for centuries as a natural pain reliever.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used arnica on bruises, yet I am still amazed at its ability to seemingly wipe away bruises magically and reduce pain. Arnica works by dilating capillaries, which increases blood flow to and from the injury. This increased blood flow brings healing hormones to the area and moves stagnant blood (like bruises). The result is decreased swelling and faster healing time.
It’s best to use arnica on closed wound injuries. It’s not the end of the world to use them on open wounds but this can sometimes irritate the area.
Today, Arnica has grown to be one of the most popular homeopathic medicines throughout the world. It is trusted by professional athletes to soothe sore muscles, by prominent cosmetic surgeons to relieve post-procedure pain, and by savvy moms to treat playground bumps and bruises.
Arnica can also be used to relieve stiffness from flying or long-distance driving. And anyone who bruises easily will appreciate Arnica’s ability to reduce bruise discoloration.
To help recover from minor injuries, overexertion or surgery, Arnica is a must for every medicine cabinet. Whether you are an active baby boomer, a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, it’s the perfect answer to all of life’s little injuries.