Arnica Flowers have been used for centuries to treat bruises, swelling, arthritis, and soft tissue pain due to injury or overexertion. Pure Arnica Salve and Pure Arnica Oil, formulated with all-organic ingredients, are two of our flagship products!
Arnica montana is known to many as a homeopathic first aid remedy for trauma. The extremely high dilution factor in preparing homeopathic medicines makes it safe to take orally in that form. The Eclectic physicians who practiced in the US during the 19th and early 20th century prescribed it, cautiously, as a powerful internal medicine for pain and debility. Dr. John Scudder wrote about Arnica as an external application for injuries in one of the classic texts of that time, American Eclectic Materia Medica Therapeutics, “Where the soft parts are bruised, Arnica has no superior.” In contemporary herbalism, it is generally reserved for external use on unbroken skin.
Clinical research shows that Arnica gel is a safe, effective topical treatment for osteoarthritis pain, and a literature review compiled evidence that it “may represent a valid alternative to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs."
Along with flavonoids, coumarins, and carotenoids, one of the key compounds in Arnica, now believed to be a major source of its healing effects, is thymol. Thymol is a great anti-inflammatory agent that dilates the capillaries, helping to the body move blood and fluid efficiently in and out of injured tissues, and regulating the immune response.
We use high quality Canadian Arnica Flowers and pack them into Golden Jojoba and Sunflower Oils to create a highly concentrated product that will come in handy again and again for those hard knocks, tight muscles, and creaky joints! Our Pure Arnica Salve adds Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Beeswax to the Pure Arnica Oil, creating a creamy product that absorbs cleanly into the skin. Either one can be mixed into massage oil, or scented with essential oils, for additional benefits.
Falls, collisions, and boo-boos happen... just part of life. Luckily, there's Arnica to help!