From Wikipedia : "Arnica (Ár-ni-ca) is a genus with about 30 perennial, herbaceous species, belonging to the sunflower family. The genus name Arnica may be derived from the Greek arna, "lamb", in reference to the soft, hairy leaves. Arnica is currently used in liniment and ointment preparations used for strains, sprains, and bruises. Commercial arnica preparations are frequently used by professional athletes. A systematic review of clinical trials showed that arnica was no more effective than a placebo. With respect to the range of homoeopathic Arnica creams available on the market, these are generally formulated using the mother tincture rather than a dilution, and they therefore do in fact contain measurable quantities of the medicinally active substance."
Quite serendipitously, Naturopathica contacted me to try out their . I've been using it for several weeks on what feels like ankle tendonitis (admittedly not its intended use) and frankly, I'm amazed. It definitely has not healed the tendons, but it gives instantaneous relief, which is more than I expected. The sensation is like rubbing on a cool breeze, I kid you not, even with socks and long pants it felt like cold air was blowing across my ankle and heel. According to Naturopathica, the anti-inflammatory muscle and joint gel contains Arnica, Menthol and Magnesium to help reduce muscle pain and stiffness in overworked muscles. Featured ingredients include:
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