Five Facts About Arnica Montana

Are you looking to step up your home fitness game or get out in the garden more this summer? These and other warm-weather activities are a fun way to stay active while enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. However, increased physical activity can come with some discomfort. If you experience aches and pains, Arnica montana is a plant you need to know. Perhaps you need a natural pain cream.

  1. Arnica has been around for centuries

Arnica montana is the Latin name for a perennial with yellow daisy-like flowers that appear in July and August. It is native to only a few locations in the hills and mountains of northern and central Europe and Siberia. It is also found sparsely in the northwestern United States. More common names for Arnica are leopard’s bane, mountain daisy, and mountain tobacco. Revered nun and herbalist St. Hildegard wrote about the healing properties of the Arnica montana plant in the 12th century. Mountain people in Alpine regions have used it for muscle aches and bruises since at least the 16th century.

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  1. Popular among athletes and health professionals

Arnica is one of the most popular homeopathic medicines worldwide to treat minor injuries, overexertion or pain, and swelling and bruising from surgery. Many athletes use it to recover from sore and stiff muscles after strenuous workouts or competitions and value its non-habit forming quality. Doctors are recommending it to patients to help heal bruising and swelling associated with cosmetic or surgical procedures.


  1. Suitable for the whole family

In homeopathic form, Arnica has a low risk of side effects and no known drug interactions, allowing people of all ages to treat pain and bruising, no matter what the activity.


  1. Regulated as a drug by the FDA

Homeopathic medicines, like Arnica montana, have been regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a drug since 1938. Boiron’s Arnicare pain relief products are manufactured according to the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States and the FDA’s drug good manufacturing practices.


  1. Available over the counter in many forms

Arnica is readily available at Martindale’s Natural Market. Boiron offers Arnica in oral pellet and tablet form, as well as in topicals such as cream, gel, roll-on, and ointment to help minimize discomfort for everyone from busy moms to professional athletes. Consider the cream for large areas of the body as it spreads easily; use gel for cooling effect.


Sore Muscles, Stiffness, Bruises, Swelling

Whatever your plans are this summer, don’t let pain get in your way. Take care of it at the first sign with Arnicare. Use the power of the Arnica plant to relieve sore muscles, stiff joints, swelling from injuries, and bruises with the right pain reliever.* It’s also the #1 pharmacist recommended homeopathic topical pain relief brand.

Quality and sustainability are important to Boiron. That’s why Arnicare only uses responsibly sourced Arnica plants. Hand-picked in the mountains of France, the freshest plants preserve the purity of this important ingredient.

*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.


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