If you are anything like the average person who hates to sift through their medicine cabinet, reading each label to find out what it actually treats, Arnica just may be your ticket. Arnica montana, or Leopard’s bane, is an herbal medicine and remedy that helps improve multiple conditions including aches, injuries, bleeding and swelling.
Arnica is made from yellow daisy-like flowers and has been around since the 1500s. Its herbal form is available in extracts, ointments, creams and gels and should be taken orally. It helps to relieve a variety of injuries including broken bones, bruises and sprains and can also be effective as an anti-inflammatory treatment.
To help relieve swelling and bleeding, Arnica dissolves blood clots and stops bleeding anywhere in the body. Patients with edema and peripheral disease in particular benefit from this remedy due to the fact it helps to strengthen their heart.
This herb is a great thing to keep you feeling relaxed and free of emotional shock as well, whether you are just plain over-worked or suffering from an emotional loss. If you are just trying to break in those new pair of killer shoes, Arnica can even keep your feet relaxed, as it works to help bruises, bunions and sore feet when mixed with Epson salt and warm water.
Keep this natural herbal remedy handy for numerous situations. It might actually free up some space in your medicine cabinet.
– The Alternative Daily