Arnica Ointment is something EVERYONE should know about! We all get bruises, we all have sore muscles from time to time and most of us have sprained something in the past or, I hate to say, will in the future…. and when you do, you will want a tube of Arnica Ointment within arms reach! It helps to take away the swelling, the bruising and offers some much needed relief for pain. It is available in a cream, gel and also a pill form, with a pleasantly minty flavor, that is often recommended by plastic surgeons to their patients to minimize bruising post surgery.
Arnica Montana has been used medicinally since the 1500′s and is still going strong today. The root contains thymol which has an anti-inflammatory effect and has been known to produce the same result as ibuprofen. Athletes have been taking advantage of Arnica’s soothing properties for years. My mom sprained her ankle right before my wedding and was instructed by her doctor to rub Arnica Gel on it several times a day, and guess what? She was actually able to get out there and shake what HER mama gave her on the dance floor for a song or two.
You can purchase this unbelievable ointment at drugstores such as CVS, Rite Aid and Target as well as health food stores like Whole Foods and Henry’s Farmers Market or click below to order from Amazon. I am OBSESSED!