Arnica homeopathic remedy

The term homeopathy has been around since the late seventeen hundreds, and it relies on a heavy mixture of items that can help to reduce a person’s symptoms. Of these various items, the arnica homeopathic remedy is one that is well known for treating muscle problems, sprains, and even bruising. There are several different ways in which one can use arnica, but it is most often done through the application of various salves as it can cause detrimental side effects if it is taken internally. However, there are some arnica homeopathic remedy options that are available on the market and are considered safe if taken in exact accordance with the label’s directions.

To understand what arnica homeopathic remedy treatment might do for you, it is first important that you know what arnica is. Arnica is a plant that ranges from one to two feet in height and is considered to be a member of the sunflower family. It is a plant that was originally found in Europe and Siberia, but now it is commonly grown and cultivated in North America as well. The flowers that bloom are yellow in color and are approximately two to three inches across when they are measured.

In order to make an arnica homeopathic remedy to treat muscle problems, it is the blooming part of the flower that is important. This is because the head of flower is the part that is considered to have the healing properties, so it is the one that is used. The flowers can be used either fresh or dried (depending on the specific type of salve being prepared) and they are then mixed in with other important ingredients. Since the use of arnica for medicinal purposes has been around for more than five hundred years, many of the salves that are prepared are done so according to recipes which have been handed down through generations.

While the most common use of an arnica homeopathic remedy is for muscle pains and bruising, it has also been used by a number of individuals to treat insect bites, swelling, soft tissue trauma, wounds, and rheumatic problems. Because many people have found that a combination of things help with their healing, it is not uncommon to see the use of a homeopathic remedy in conjunction with modern medicine. In fact, there is no evidence that when an arnica homeopathic remedy is used properly that it will interact or interfere with any medications you might be taking.

Although there are a small number of people who prepare their own arnica homeopathic remedies, there are also a number of products that are available through commercial means as well. Many of these come prepared in either an ointment base or a cream base, but you may also be able to find arnica oil. When you are applying these creams be sure to follow the label’s instructions, and remember to consult a doctor before applying them directly to an open wound as this could cause problematic side effects in some individuals.

Some of these side effects for those who have ingested arnica can be quite serious, so if you are considering taking this as an ingested homeopathic remedy you should consult your doctor first. This includes using a topical arnica preparation around the site of an open wound as the arnica could work its way into your bloodstream. Some of the side effects that have been reported include tremors, dizziness, vomiting, and irregular heartbeats. In large doses it is even possible that arnica could be fatal, which is why it is so important that if you are to take this product that you follow the label’s directions.

Last updated on Feb 14th, 2010 and filed under Alternative Medicine. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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  1. Arnica, a well-known homeopathic remedy, truly IS a miracle treatment. Its uses go on and on: exhaustion, strains and over-use of muscles (i.e carrying heavy weights), recovery from dental and or surgical treatment, accidents, shock and even has been known to treat jet-lag. More and more medical establishments are using Arnica in treating their patients. The good thing about homeopathy is that one does NOT need to take the remedy more than a couple of times, so there should be NO problem of over dosing. While anything is ‘possible’, I have never heard of a problem from taking Arnica. Homeopathy is much safer than pharmaceuticals. And to be homeopathic, the remedy must be prepared in a specific way – only a trained, professional homeopath or homeopathic pharmacist would be qualified.

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