Arnica — Rheumatic Muscle and Anti-Inflammatory
Arnica is an alpine herb used in folk medicine of Russian and Swiss Alps origin. It was approved for use by the Commission E for external usage (in injuries and consequences of accidents such as hematoma, dislocations, contusions, edema caused by fracture, rheumatic muscle and joint pain).
In addition, the anti-inflammatory components are primarily due to its sesquiterpene lactones. It then triggers a reduction of inflammation by blocking the actions of the pro-inflammatory cytokines. What’s more, this comes in both herbal oil and homeopathic cream form, making it a great addition to your first aid kit
Arnica oils and creams are one of the most popular herbal sports medicine (the results are amazing when applied immediately after an injury). Also, arnica can help hasten the healing process by moving waste-bound fluids out and moving the cleansing fluids and platelets into the affected area. Lastly, the usage of such is only limited to short durations due to the allergy reactions of the skin when it’s overused.