Arnica montana is the Latin name for a perennial that grows 1 to 2 feet tall with bright, yellow daisy-like flowers that appear in July and August.
It is found on the moist, grassy upland meadows 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 mountain daisy, leopard’s bane, and mountain tobacco. Arnica can be used as a cream, gel, or ointment on unbroken skin or taken internally when it is diluted homeopathically.
St. Hildegard, a German nun known for her keen observation of nature and physiology, among other things, wrote about the healing properties of the Arnica montana plant in the 12th century. Since at least the 16th century, mountain people in that area have used it to relieve muscle aches and bruises.
Today, Arnica has grown to be one of the most popular homeopathic medicines throughout the world. It is trusted by professional athletes to soothe sore muscles, by prominent cosmetic surgeons to relieve post-procedure pain, and by savvy parents to treat playground bumps and bruises.
Arnica can also be used to relieve stiffness from flying or long-distance driving. And anyone who bruises easily will appreciate Arnica’s ability to reduce bruise discoloration.
To help recover from minor injuries, overexertion, or surgery, Arnica is a must for every medicine cabinet. Whether you are an active baby boomer, a weekend warrior, or a professional athlete, it’s the perfect answer to all of life’s little injuries.
Each year, Mother Nature offers a beautiful, wild plant harvested at altitude in its natural habitat and carefully preserved by responsible picking. Go behind the scenes as Boiron’s passionate team of botanists, pharmacists, and other experts cultivate the Arnica montana plant to become the homeopathic medicine that is relied upon worldwide to relieve everyday aches and pains.
Boiron Arnica Products: Which is Best for You?
Available in cream, gel, ointment, tablets, and pellets — Arnicare offer everyday pain relief where you need it most—to relieve muscle aches and stiffness, swelling, and discoloration from bruises. Each topical contains only one active ingredient—Arnica montana, a homeopathic medicine that has been used for centuries as a natural pain reliever.
Arnicare topicals are unscented, paraben-free and do not contain artificial colors or perfumes.
Arnicare Arthritis Tablets dissolve quickly, and temporarily relieve minor aches and pains associated with arthritis.
Arnica montana pellets are convenient to carry, easy to use, and come in varying dilutions to provide general pain relief.
Arnicare Tablets offer general pain relief, dissolve quickly on the tongue, and may be safely used in conjunction with an Arnicare topical.