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