arnica-mountainFor a medicinal plant that has the ability to remedy numerous ailments, awareness of Arnica's benefits is steadily growing these days. People are finding all sorts of uses for arnica, as a pain reducer, a sterilizer, and an anti-inflammatory. The ways and methods to apply and use arnica may vary, but the results seem to prove positive, and any side-effects seem to be non-existent for those using arnica in their daily lives. We’ll tell you why this super-supplement may be the best decision you make when it comes to dealing with pain, but first, a little history lesson.

Arnica was used by Native Americans for centuries to relieve pain from sprains, bruises, and other wounds, however, people all over the world have been using Arnica for pain relief. Arnica is sometimes known as “Mountain Tobacco”, a name most likely coined by Native Americans, but may stem from Swiss mountain guides who would chew on the Arnica leaves to remain energized and prevent fatigue. It has been said the philosopher Goethe would commonly use it as a tea to prevent chest pains. It was only until the 19th and 20th centuries when practitioners and physicians started regularly using Arnica to treat a variety of ailments and pains. Let’s take a look at what these benefits are and how Arnica may be your answer to a pain-free life. 

Arnica works mostly as an anti-inflammatory, but also has analgesic and antimicrobial properties. This means that Arnica can be applied to injuries topically in the form of a lotion or oil to reduce swelling in specific areas. When applied, it can reduce bruising and the risk of infection developing from the injury. What about past injuries or chronic pain conditions such as Arthritis? Arnica has you covered. For those suffering from stiffness, swelling, or general pain in the joints and muscles, Arnica can be applied topically to reduce pain and improve mobilization. This is a big plus for those who suffer from pain every day but are worried about the risks of taking NSAIDs or painkillers all the time. Arnica has been shown to have the effectiveness of drugs like ibuprofen but provides a safe, natural alternative to stopping the pain.

Your Family and Arnica

Arnica can play a big role in keeping everyone in the house healthy. Besides reducing pain from injuries or other conditions, Arnica can perform many of the duties in your everyday medicine cabinet. Arnica oil can be diluted with water to make an excellent anti-microbial mouthwash. Arnica can also be applied to chapped lips during winter, and a hot tea with arnica can reduce the symptoms of a sore throat. Arnica oil can be applied to a mosquito bite, or other types of bug bites, and works great as an antiseptic for minor cuts or scrapes. You can find it in many health stores and online, or you can find it added to topical solutions that are designed to reduce pain and inflammation.

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