Mountain Arnica (Arnica Montana) also known as Wolf’s Bane is a moderately toxic ethnobotanical flower related to the sunflower. It has a large yellow center and bright yellow elongated petals.
Since the early 1500s the flowers, both fresh and dried have been used medicinally. It can be made into salves, creams, ointments, or even tinctures. For the most part when found in nature arnica is used topically because if the dosage is off, serious possible side effects can occur. Today’s oral homeopathic remedies that contain arnica are carefully measured in a laboratory for accuracy. They are heavily diluted to the proper required strength which will help and not harm.
Arnica is an amazing powerhouse of a flower. It helps with sprains, strains, muscle soreness, joint pain, arthritis, and acts as an anti-inflammatory. It can be used for phlebitis, insect bites, and even broken bones. Surgeons often recommend a course of it post surgery as well as doctors will suggest it if you have sustained a traumatic injury such as a car accident or a bad fall.
What it does is help your body to speed the healing process while minimizing muscle pain and soreness as well as helping to let go of bruising.
It is important to follow the guidelines and directions as side effects could potentially occur. Dizziness, vomiting, and tremors are possible with too large doses. Topical is generally recommended as safe. It should never be applied to broken skin.
The usual dosage for homeopathic arnica which comes in small pellets that go under your tongue and absorb sublingually are 4-5 pellets every 3 to 4 hours.
It was found that in a randomized study on patients with osteoarthritis in Rheumatology international 2017 that arnica gel was just as effective as daily ibuprofen and much easier on your liver. It improved pain and stiffness as well as overall function.
Those using it after surgery have been seen to heal twice as fast as other patients not using arnica.
If you have experienced trauma to the body or plan on surgery speak with your doctor about the possibility of using Arnica Montana 30x. It can be found at most vitamin stores and health food stores for under $10.
Looking for the right health information to get you on track? Make sure you keep stopping back to www.drkasters.com for recent blog updates.
Nutritionist | Chiropractor in Ft Myers, FL
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.