Arnica can remove shock and speed healing from bruises, sprains, and strains. After falls, accidents, etc., it can be applied to wounds.
Europeans have used arnica for centuries. Athletes use it to recover from muscle strain and speed post-workout recovery.
Homeopathic remedies are generally safe, but should never be taken internally. Broken or burned skin shouldn't be treated.
How to Use:– On the skin as an infusion to spray on for aches and sprains (1 teaspoon dried herbs in 1/2 cup water)
– A tincture (1 ounce dried flower preserved in 8 ounces/1 cup of food grade alcohol)
– An infused oil (1 ounce dried flowers preserved in 4 ounces/.5 cup oil) This post explains how to make an infused oil.
– Arnica oils and creams are used topically to treat sprains, bruises, and muscle pain. Diluted tinctures of arnica are used in foot baths (1 teaspoon of tincture to a pan of warm water) to soothe sore feet.
Homeopathic arnica treats seasickness. Homeopathic arnica reduces postpartum bleeding, according to a 2005 study.