This text is the English version of the original text written in French by Boiron Canada, published today, May 1st, on the Mieux être magazine website
With spring in full swing and summer knocking on our doors, there is an increase in physical activities of all kinds such as cycling, hiking, water sports, gardening, spring cleaning or even some renovations, which can certainly lead to muscle pain or risk of embarrassing bruises.
Do you know about Arnica montana?
A perennial plant of the daisy family growing wild on acidic soils at an altitude of more than 800 metres in the mountainous regions of Europe, Arnica montana holds therapeutic virtues known for centuries (they were already described in medical treatises dating back to ancient Greece) which bring relief to muscle and joint pain, bruises and bumps.
Boiron Laboratories: good harvesting practices contributing to quality medicines
Due to human activity, Arnica montana is an endangered species. In order to preserve it, promote biodiversity and also ensure the quality of its homeopathic medicines, Boiron has set up good harvesting practices, imposing strict picking conditions through detailed specifications.
Every year, at the beginning of its flowering, in June-July, Arnica montana is responsibly picked entirely by hand by specialized botanists and qualified harvesters. They must know the plant species and know how to recognize the plants in their natural habitat while respecting nature. Care must be taken when picking Arnica montana, because it is essential to always leave a part of the plant in place so that it can renew itself for years to come. Therefore, only 30% of a picking site’s potential is to be harvested to ensure the sustainability of the species.
The method of making the mother tincture from fresh whole and fully flowering plants allows the preservation of the majority of the constituents and active ingredients of Arnica montana. Each harvest is delivered in 48 hours to the Boiron laboratory in order to preserve its precious qualities.
Boiron’s Arnicare® line: relieve your muscle and joint pain, enjoy every moment!
Inspired by tradition, with its 90 years of expertise, Boiron has developed the Arnicare® line made notably from Arnica montana.
Available to adults and children from two years of age, the homeopathic medicines in the Arnicare® line* include Arnicare Gel, Bruise, Cream and Tablets which bring relief to muscle and joint pain, oedema, bruises and bruises related to injuries or surgeries. Arnicare Sport, for adults and children from 6 years old only, is offered in tablets and can be used to relieve muscle soreness, cramping and fatigue.