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

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
Herbal body care products made from hand-blended all natural ingredients.  This is what we mean by “naturals.” Check out our line of products. You will immediately experience the benefits of our gentle herbal ingredients.

contact@afterglownaturals.com
707-272-3184

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Calendula – More Than A Beautiful Flower

Calendula_E173Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) – think flower power when it comes to a skin and wound remedy.  Calendula is an extremely useful and versatile herb and has been used medicinally for centuries. It has great wound healing properties helping new tissue to grow. You are treated to calendula’s healing properties in a number of our skincare products.

Calendula is excellent for varicose veins, bruises, rashes, juvenile acne, eye swelling and redness, and eczema. It aids in the treatment of spider veins, sores, burns, wrinkles, swelling, and stretch marks. It is also used to treat snake and insect bites.

Calendula has a high content of flavonoids, chemicals that act as anti-oxidants in the body. Anti-oxidants are thought to protect body cells from damage caused by a chemical process called oxidation that may suppress the immune function. In fact, calendula stimulates immune system activity and it has anti-inflammatory effects due to its flavonoid content.

There are no generally reported side effects though calendula should not taken orally when pregnant or breast-feeding. This precaution does not to apply to our products which are topical ointments.  Calendula is safe and nontoxic.

Because of its safe and proven beneficial effects, you will find calendula in a number of our products: Calendula Eye Cream, Intensive Moisturizing Treatment, Boonville Anti-Scar Balm, Gentle Facial Scrub, Herbal Skin Relief, Cool Mint Lip Balm,  Orange Lip Balm, and Mineral Rich Rhassoul Clay Mask.

AfterGlow Naturals – Handcrafted Herbal Body Care Products
Herbal body care products made from hand-blended all natural ingredients.  This is what we mean by “naturals.” Check out our line of products. You will immediately experience the benefits of our gentle herbal ingredients.

contact@afterglownaturals.com
707-272-3184


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Boonville Anti-Scar Balm – Testimonial

Boonville Anti-Scar BalmAfter two months of using the AfterGlow Naturals Anti-Scar healing balm morning and night, the redness on my cheeks caused by sun damage and broken capilaries diminished considerably – by half.  I will continue to apply the ointment as I think it is very soothing also.  MB

AfterGlow Naturals – Handcrafted Herbal Body Care Products
Herbal body care products made from hand-blended all natural ingredients.  This is what we mean by “naturals.” Check out our line of products. You will immediately experience the benefits of our gentle herbal ingredients.

contact@afterglownaturals.com
707-272-3184