The brilliant yellow arnica flower has been used for healing since the sixteenth century. It is well known for its abilities to help heal bruises, sprain and strains when applied topically. It is perfect for areas that have received recent trauma as it can remove shock and speed healing. You may apply it to a bruised shin or toe or use it to aid recovery after a workout. It can be used to reduce bruising and swelling and assist healing after an operation. For strain and sprains, multiple application will see a reduction in inflammation and pain. Arnica is approved by the German Commission E for topical use when applied for inflammation, bruises and joint pain.
Caution: Arnica is not to be taken internally unless homeopathic. Avoid putting on open wounds or broken skin. Arnica takes several hours to take initial effect.