PORTRAIT

Arnica oil is made from the infusion of fresh or dried arnica flowers (I use fresh blossoms). The bright yellow flowers are picked in late summer and submerged in oil. The oil draws out the healing properties of the arnica flowers. Arnica oil is used for sports injuries, sore muscles, swelling, bruising and inflammation.

Chemical Properties – Sesquiterpene lactones, found in arnica preparation, inhibit inflammation and swelling by slowing the immune reaction. Often, when traumatic injury takes place, the immune system overreacts sending excess blood and fluids to the affected area. Using topical arnica oil can help to slow this response, decreasing pain and discoloration associated with bruising.

Historical
Arnica is known by some as the “tumblers cure-all” reflecting its use as a remedy for bruises, sprains, and sore muscles. It has a long history of medicinal use dating back to the sixteenth century. North American Indians prepared a tea made from arnica roots to ease back pains

INGREDIENTS

Fresh Certified Organic Arnica Blossoms, Certified Organic Olive Oil and Organic Vitamin E Oil (used as a preservative).

HOW TO USE

  • Injuries – Using arnica oil on the site of an injury stimulates the area. Blood flows quickly to, and away from, the injury. This prevents build up of tissue, resulting in faster healing time. Arnica oil can be used on injuries to the soft tissue system such as bruises, sprains and inflammation due to impact or fracture.
  • Massage – Arnica-infused oils can be used as a massage oil to stimulate the body and soothe muscle pain.
  • Athletes often use arnica oil to sooth over used and strained muscles and to help prevent long-term tissue damage. May be especially useful for sports sprains and strains. Athletes often carry a tube in their gym bags to soothe sore muscles. Arnica oils and creams are one of the best known herbal sports medicines. Arnica has dramatic results if used immediately after an injury. Arnica helps speed the healing process by moving waste-bound fluids out and moving cleansing fluids and platelets into the affected area
  • Accidents – The impact of an accident or fall can be calmed by the immediate application of arnica infused oil to affected areas. Apply as much as required to cover the area. The earliest the application after the event, the better. Best kept in your first aid kit. It needs to be reapplied regularly.
  • Skin Repair – The body’s natural healing of bumps and bruises can be supported by the prompt application of about a teaspoon of this oil. Many plastic surgeons recommend arnica creams to their patients to reduce post-surgical bruising.
  • Hair – Regular use of arnica oil stimulates the scalp and promotes hair growth. It strengthens the hair roots thus making the hair healthy and preventing hair loss. It is also used in herbal dandruff treatment.

SAFETY

Do not use on open skin. For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Be cautious when using on infants and small children under the age of five years old.

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