Arnica Montana – An Important Medicinal Plant.

What is Arnica Montana?

Arnica Montana is a plant used to treat many health conditions. There are 150 therapeutically active substances (eg flavonoids, polyphenols, sesquiterpene lactones) available in the Arnica Montana flower.1 These compounds are responsible for the anti-inflammatory properties of Arnica Montana making it a popular ingredient in cosmetics & pharmaceutical gels.

What are the benefits of Arnica Montana?

  • Arnica helps to reduce pain, stiffness & swelling in joints with arthritis like hands and knees. 2, 5
  • If you suffer from arthritis arnica can help you feel more comfortable doing everyday tasks like turning a key in the door, cutting a meal with a knife, sewing, writing a long time or using a screwdriver. 2
  • Arnica had similar effects to NSAIDS (ibuprofen gel) so it can be used as an alternative if you are worried about the side effects of prescription creams. 2
  • Arnica can help reduce muscle pain after sports. 3
  • Arnica can help to reduce bruising. 4

This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information contained herein is not a substitute for and should never be relied upon for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment.