In Europe in the 19th century Arnica (Arnica montana) was a common household remedy for soothing bruises and sprains. Arnica has also long been used by the Swiss mountain climbers for its ability to relieve muscular aches and pains
Arnica as a herbal preparation should only be used externally due to safety reasons, as a cream, ointment or compress. However the homeopathic preparation of arnica, in an extremely diluted form, is perfectly safe and extremely effective for treating bruising, swelling, inflammation, and sprains and strains. Arnica helps promote healing.
Homeopathic arnica is a must for any first aid kit, it’s the first remedy you should think of after an accident where there is injury or trauma. It is indicated for women after childbirth to reduce any associated bruising and soreness. Arnica is the number one remedy for bruising as it helps control bleeding which prevents bruising from occurring.
Arnica is also beneficial for preventing muscle soreness from overexertion at the gym or from exercising.
Use arnica cream or ointment to rub on bruises, swellings, sprains or strains, apply 3-4 times a day. Take Arnica 12c or 30c in homeopathic