Why it works: Arnica's flower has been used in herbal medicine preparations to treat muscle aches and inflammation for centuries. The main therapeutic effects of arnica are derived from its compound helenalin, which appears to play a role as an inhibitor in the complex process of protein regulated immune response which leads to inflammation. Arnica improves circulation and stimulates white blood cells to eliminate congested blood (such as hematomas) for faster relief of swelling and bruising. This decreased pressure typically results in less pain at the site of injury.
How it works: Apply topical arnica to the affected area in gel or lotion form. Arnica acts as anti-inflammatory and circulatory stimulant with mild analgesic properties.
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