Arnica salve is a must have remedy for your herbal medicine cabinet. It is useful for bruising, muscle strains, sprains, and other injuries where the skin is not broken but there is pain, inflammation, and bruising. Arnica salve reduces shock after injuring and speeds healing. Athletes use it to reduce inflammation and speed recovery after training workouts.
Ingredients: Arnica and St. John's Wort flowers infused in organic olive oil, beeswax, vitamin e oil, lavender and peppermint essential oils.
Arnica Relief Salve
Health Benefits of Arnica
Arnica is a plant of the daisy family that bears yellow daisy like flowers. Arnica flowers and roots have been used for hundreds of years as an herbal medicine.
Folklore tells us that humans learned the value of Arnica by observing mountain goats, who would search to find the Arnica plant after falling or stumbling. Following the animals’ lead, locals began to apply the herb for bruises, mostly in the form of external salves or steeped in teas. –arnica.com
Arnica oil, the main ingredient in our salve, contains helenalin. Helenalin is a potent anti-inflammatory, making it a necessity in a natural first aid kit. Arnica oil is very helpful for healing and relieving bumps, bruises, muscle aches, spasms, and sprains. Arnica oil has been known to improve carpal tunnel and help to treat osteoarthritis.
Most of arnica oil’s anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties are attributed to its thymol derivatives. Thymol has been found to be an effective vasodilator of blood capillaries. This helps facilitate the transport of blood and other fluid accumulations and acts as an anti-inflammatory to aid normal healing processes.
Health Benefits of St. John’s Wort
St. John’s Wort has a distinct yellow five-petaled flower. This plant is used in medicinal preparations to treat various disorders. Many know that St. John’s Wort is used to treat depression but it is also great at easing injuries and pain.
St. John’s Wort has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds which makes it great for easing aching pains from arthritis and gout. This herb also helps with joint discomfort and muscle aches. St. John’s Wort can reduce scarring and relieve pain and itching related to wound healing.