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To Use Arnica, or Not To Use Arnica, Was Never The Question

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Arnica has been used since the time of Shakespeare to soothe muscle aches, reduce inflammation, and heal wounds.  Hildegard of Bingen, a keen observer of nature, actually wrote about the healing properties of Arnica in the 12th century long before Hamlet’s hesitations with his stepfather, Claudius. Applied to the skin as a cream, ointment, liniment, or salve it serves as an anti-inflammatory, pain reliever, and local antibiotic. It is most often used for sprains and bruises. Arnica is also good for swelling or muscle spasms due to sports activities and arthritis. As an herb, arnica is usually applied topically (on the skin). It is a very potent herb and must be used with carrier oil at a low dilution.ArnicaBKG

Arnica is a perennial that grows 1 to 2 feet tall with bright, yellow daisy-like flowers that appear in July and August. It is found on the hills and mountains of northern and central Europe and Siberia and in the northwestern United States. More common names for Arnica are Mountain daisy and Leopard’s bane.

Today Arnica has grown to be one of the most popular homeopathic medicines around the world. Along with what was noted earlier, Arnica is used to relieve stiffness from flying or long-distance driving, and playground bumps and bruises! It is toxic if it gets inside the body especially at full strength. It should not be applied to broken skin, an open wound, or taken orally except when diluted homeopathically.

You need not endure the slings and arrows of outrageous muscle pain, bumps and bruises, and inflammation. You will find Arnica in these AfterGlow Naturals products: Sore Muscle Rub and Massage Oil.

AfterGlow Naturals – Handcrafted Herbal Body Care Products
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One thought on “To Use Arnica, or Not To Use Arnica, Was Never The Question

  1. Just purchased Sore Muscle Rub today. What a wondrous product! I applied it to my wrist, back of neck, and lower back for arthritis pain. It its very soothing and warming, gently relieving pain and stiffness. The fringe benefit…it smells wonderful!

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