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Arnica - More Than a Muscle Healer

Written by
Dr. Sheetal Kamble
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan

Published on Apr 15, 2019   -  2 min read

Abstract

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Arnica is the best homeopathic remedy to treat muscle soreness and bruises caused after an accident or any other physical trauma. However, Arnica can be useful to treat various other health issues as well.

Arnica - More Than a Muscle Healer

Arnica Montana is a homeopathic remedy prepared from yellow daisy-like flowers that appear in July and August. This flower is mainly found on the moist, grassy upland meadows in the hills and mountains of northern and central Europe and rarely seen in the northwestern United States. Arnica Montana is one of the oldest remedies and has been used since at least the 16th century. The mountain people in that area have used it to relieve muscle aches and bruises. The benefits of Arnica are:

  • Anti-inflammatory Action - Arnica has an anti-inflammatory action, which makes it a well-known remedy for bruises or muscle soreness caused after physical trauma, accident, or after a heavy workout. It is also a good remedy for people who have arthritis.
  • Hair Fall - Arnica acts well on the scalp and hair, hence it is useful to treat hair problems like hair fall and dandruff. Arnica treats hair loss by stimulating the hair follicles, and thus rejuvenates the scalp. Consistent use of Arnica in the form of shampoo or oil even reduces the chances of premature greying of hair and stops further hair fall. All you need to do is massage your scalp and hair from root to the tip with Arnica hair oil. You can also add a few Calendula drops in the oil for better results.
  • Stretch Marks or Scar Marks - Arnica is also useful in pregnancy stretch marks. Arnica gel or cream can be gently applied and rubbed at the site of the marks, at least twice a day. The stretch marks will be reduced gradually.

Arnica can be taken orally either in the form of pills or liquid. It is also available in the form of cream or gel, which can be applied on the site of injury. Please note that Arnica is only to be applied on a closed wound and not on an open wound. If there is a cut or wound is bleeding, please do not use Arnica gel or cream locally. Arnica pills can be taken orally in such a situation.

In case of acute injury or trauma, you can start taking Arnica 12c, 4 pills twice or thrice a day. If you see some improvement, then you can increase the dose to Arnica 30c and then 200c. Once you get a significant amount of improvement, you can stop taking further doses.

As you can see, Arnica is useful in so many cases, then why not keep it handy. I always suggest my patients to keep a bottle of Arnica 30c handy wherever you go. People of all ages can safely take this medicine.

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