Arnica Cream (100g)

 

Arnica Cream is a topical ointment made of an extract of the Arnica montana root, which is traditionally used in herbal medicine to help relieve discomfort in muscles and joints. The Commission E reported that, when applied topically, Arnica preparations have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antiseptic activity (Blumenthal, 2000).

 

The thymol derivatives in Arnica cream or gel preparations used topically also act as vasodilators, assisting normal healing processes by facilitating transport of blood and fluid accumulations away from the trauma site and it is commonly applied topically to sprains, bruises, and strains. (Ross, 2008). It has been shown as effective as NSAID's for topical treatment of arthritis of the hands (Widrig et al., 2007).

 

Active Ingredients:

Each gram contains 100 mg of Arnica montana 1X.

Non-actives:

Includes preservative phenoxyethanol 0.9% w/w. Also includes ethanol.

 

Directions:

Adults and children: Apply to the affected area every 4 hours. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare practitioner. For external use on unbroke skin only. If sensitivity develops, discontinue use.


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