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Amazing Benefits of Arnica

What is Arnica oil?

Arnica oil is derived from the flowers of Arnica montana, a flowering plant in the daisy family. The oil is extracted from the Arnica plant resulting in an aromatic, yellow essential oil. The flowers and roots of the plant have been used in traditional herbal medicines for centuries to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and prevent infection.

The plant is native to the mountainous regions of central Europe, but it is commercially cultivated on a large scale in Estonia. The plant is perennial and spreads by underground rhizomes. It is relatively easy to start from seed, if you can find some.

Arnica has been used in traditional European folk medicine for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties. It was often applied topically as a salve or ointment to relieve muscle aches, joint pain, bruises, and sprains. It was also used as a remedy for skin conditions.

Native Americans in North America also used a related species called Arnica chamissonis for medicinal purposes. They used arnica as a poultice or infusion to treat a variety of ailments, including sore muscles and bruises.

In the 19th century, arnica gained popularity among European herbalists and homeopaths. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, included arnica as a remedy in his homeopathic materia medica. Homeopathic arnica preparations are still used today in alternative medicine.

What does Arnica oil do?

Arnica oil is an anti-inflammatory and a painkiller. It has the ability to reduce swelling and relieve pain which makes it ideal for treating ailments naturally. It is believed that Arnica improves blood flow.

Arnica is ideal for treating rheumatic pain because of its ability to reduce swelling and relieve pain. Research shows that it is especially effective for treating osteoarthritis and increasing mobility in the affected joints.

Arnica Flowers

The Amazing Benefits of Arnica

Arnica oil bottle with Arnica flowers

Arnica is a potent oil with numerous beneficial properties. The benefits are becoming more widely recognised, and it is quickly becoming popular with everyone from homeopathic healthcare providers to professional athletes. The oil is a versatile remedy that can benefit almost anyone.

Use for joint swelling and immobility due to osteoarthritis or from muscle pain following exercise. The oil can be used to help treat many discomforts by relieving the pain. Arnica is an excellent addition to the homeopathic medicine cabinet as it can be used as an essential oil or mixed into your favourite topical cream. Epsomgel Pain Relief Gel with Arnica Pump is a popular product featuring arnica. Anti-Flamme Arnica Cream contains 15% Arnica for muscle relief.

Arnica oil uses

  • Massage an Arnica essential oil blend on sprains and pulled muscles to relieve pain and swelling.

  • Use following intense physical exertion to reduce muscle aches, spasms, and stiffness. The oil may also be effective in reducing pain and swelling after surgeries.

  • The anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties are also effective in soothing insect bites or stings.

  • Arnica is also used to promote healthy hair and scalp.

  • It is increasingly found in hair growth tonics and anti-dandruff shampoos. It improves blood flow to the scalp and stimulates the hair follicles. Arnica rejuvenates the scalp, reduces dandruff, and promotes the growth of strong, healthy hair.

Pure Arnica essential oils should always be diluted in a carrier oil or lotion.

Caution – When using any essential oil, education is key to becoming a skilled user of these potent plant extracts. If you are unfamiliar, or, untrained, in the science of administering essential oils directly, we suggest you administer arnica by way of using one of the many fine topical, arnica infused creams available.

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