Arnica: An Amazingly Healing Medicine

If you haven’t heard of Arnica, buckle up – this is a good one. So good, that you may want to keep some of this medicine with you; I always carry it with me in my mini-first aid kit.

Arnica is a flowering plant that has been used medicinally for a long time in a variety of medicinal traditions. Its primary use is for healing after trauma and easing muscle aches and pain.

Generally speaking, there are two common “types” of Arnica preparations:

  • Arnica creams and salves: often helpful for soothing sore muscles.
    Examples: potentially if your muscles are sore after exercise or injury.*

  • Homeopathic Arnica (12C to 30C): often helpful following physical trauma.
    Examples: potentially after a car accident, head injury, or running into a table, etc.*

Both types can be helpful, it just depends what works best for you.

*Arnica is generally safe, however, always check with your own doctor before using any medicines and therapies mentioned here.

These are best when used only as needed and not on a daily basis. If you use either one often, the efficacy may gradually decrease over time – this is especially the case with the homeopathic.

My own homeopathic Arnica has come in handy many times, both for supporting others after injury and for myself – we all operate at a difference frequency of clumsiness, right? 🙂

May you be well.

The information provided here is not intended to replace medical advice or to treat or diagnose any medical condition. Please consult your doctor with specific questions and prior to beginning any significant diet or lifestyle changes.