Arnica: Benefits, Reviews, Warnings?
Arnica and its curative powers
One thing I like is to emphasize the benefits that nature gives us through the plants, as they have been responsible for curing the health of many people through the centuries, its use has been passed down from generation to generation, and this has happened since the beginning of civilization. At present there is a "boom" in the use and acceptance of these traditional, better known as "Alternative Medicine" remedies.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the value you can bring medicinal plants in the treatment and cure of many health problems worldwide, however, makes three petitions that sound logical, even the use of any of medicine:
Further studies on a scientific level, especially the realization of systemic clinical trials.
Highest standards in relation to its cultivation and preparation.
Training and coaching people to promote and sell this type of product, as misinformation by the seller can have fatal consequences for health.
Arnica is a, native to Europe, Asia and North America aromatic plant; grows in mountainous areas and has become a protected species, as the numbers have been declining as a result of the operation which has been submitted by the medicinal properties it possesses.
Its use is ancient. Ancient Germanic tribes already knew of its medicinal properties and applied in various ways, for example, leaves smoked to relieve cough and bronchitis, plus it's used commonly as a tincture for external use. According to legend, mountain climbers used to chew the fresh plant to relieve muscle pain.
Here I'll show you how you can benefit from their use:
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is highly recommended to treat bruises, as it promotes blood circulation; application in compresses with the extract of this plant on the affected area helps not appear hematoma, commonly called bruises. For this same reason, it is also recommended in the treatment of varicose veins.
It also has analgesic qualities, which helps decrease the discomfort or pain which may arise caused by a stroke. That's why applying arnica ointment or infusion in cases of tears, muscle distensions, dislocations or sprains is recommended.
As antiseptic and healing, it is used to treat open wounds. Arnica promotes healing and prevents the occurrence of wound infections.
It is very good expectorant, so it is used to treat when there is accumulation of secretions in the lungs and excessive coughing.
Based creams arnica are useful in the treatment of acne.
I leave then a herbal remedy arnica to prevent hair loss: Massage with tincture of arnica.
Hair loss has many causes, but one of them is related to poor circulation in the scalp; if this were the reason for the problem, the application of arnica is recommended, because it has the quality to stimulate circulation.
Ingredients: 1 cup water, 25 drops of tincture of arnica.
Method of application: drops diluted in water; with this application, the scalp is rubbed with slow, circular motions on affected areas. This should be done every morning for at least 2 minutes; you must be consistent.
You know, the next time you have muscle pain, give you the opportunity to this beneficial plant.
Remember ... You generate the change!
Benefits and healing properties of Arnica
Indeed, the benefits of celebrity arnica are related to its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties through topical use, giving it the ability to relieve pain directly in the first case and as a result reduce inflammation in the second. A adds them to its rubefacient, ie, stimulates blood circulation in the area where it is applied, and thus reduces bruising.
The medicinal properties of arnica by internal use are related to the improvement in respiratory symptoms. But given the toxicity of the plant and the narrow margin between the therapeutic dose and the toxic dose is always recommended to consult a professional to use orally.
Traditionally, to avoid the risk of poisoning, with a respiratory problem was prescribed smoking dried leaves of arnica. However, this practice came to irritate mucous membranes and has therefore fallen into disuse.
Antibiotic properties of Arnica
Anyway, you can take advantage of the antibiotic properties of arnica to treat problems of the oropharyngeal cavity by rinses and gargles, taking care not to swallow the product. So you can control from gingivitis to piorreas, to tonsillitis, pharyngitis and even cold sores.
The same antibiotic properties of arnica way to treat acne locally, but should not be applied to open wounds.
Arnica is a very common plant in homeopathic treatments, where there is no risk of toxicity.