The Ultimate Guide to Using Arnica for Bruises

Arnica FAQs: Your Questions Answered

Arnica is a well-known natural remedy for its use to heal bruises.

But is that all you can do with Arnica?

There is way more… Read on

What is Arnica?

Arnica is a perennial herb that grows in mountainous habitats and is related to sunflowers & daisies (they are in the same plant family). Arnica’s flowers and roots have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years.

Click below and watch an excerpt from my popular webinar on Arnica covering where it grows and threats to its supply.

What is Arnica used for?

Arnica is commonly used for treating bruises. 

However, that’s not all…

What about common mishaps such as strains, sprains & contusions?

A tube of high-quality Arnica cream in your first aid kit is your new best friend. Easy to buy, easy to use and profoundly effective.

How do I use it most effectively?

Easiest & safest way to start with Arnica is as a cream or salve used externally on your skin.

Follow the instructions on the container, commonly you apply the salve / cream several times until the bruise etc has healed.

Is Arnica safe to use?

Yes - provided you bear in mind these two simple cautions.

  1. Never apply on open wounds or broken skin, as it may cause irritation. In this case, using Yarrow or Calendula cream as a much better choice.

  2. Never take Arnica internally unless it’s a homeopathic medicine.

How does Arnica work?

Arnica works in two main ways.

  • Firstly, it changes the way the blood flow is directed around the wound site.  
  • Secondly, it stimulates the action of white blood cells to start clearing up the damage caused to your body’s tissues.

How do I apply Arnica gel or cream?

Follow the instructions provided on the product packaging. Generally, apply a thin layer of arnica gel or cream to the affected area and gently massage it into the skin. Do not apply it to broken skin or open wounds.

Can Arnica be used for pain relief?

Often as part of the healing of your injury using Arnica pain will often be reduced. Remember however you are using Arnica to heal a wound not only for pain relief.

What about using Homeopathic Arnica?

That’s a bit involved to cover in this blog however learning about using homeopathic Arnica is a smart move and really gives you First Aid super powers.

In this way you can treat situations such as shock, trauma, bruising & contusions with broken skin & or open wounds, overexertion for hard work and more…

This is all clearly explained in my downloadable digital course.

Three Essential Remedies for your First Aid Kit. 

You also have in the course two other Must Have remedies as well.

How can I find out more?

CLICK HERE to check out my blog post on growing Arnica

Grab your spot in my November 28th 2023, webinar on Arnica and why supply of this essential herb dried up - REGISTER NOW!

arnica in flower, grown in Australia by Christopher Smith Tinderry Mountain herbs


Remember, it's always best to consult a Natural healthcare professional before using Arnica if you have underlying health conditions or are taking other medications or if your wound or affected area is not responding.


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