The summer season is upon us. It offers us a new energy and a certain motivation to start new projects, to create or to open up to new perspectives. We become more active and enjoy the outdoors more. But who says outdoor activities also means muscle and joint pain, and its purplish bruises, consequences of falls or injuries, which can become embarrassing, disturbing and often painful…
How to bring relief to these little daily ailments of our summer life? Discover arnica Montana and its therapeutic benefits.
What is Arnica Montana?
Arnica Montana, usually referred to simply as “arnica” is a plant that grows naturally in the wild on acidic soils, at more than 800 meters above sea level in the European mountain meadows and offers therapeutic properties known for centuries.1
“Arnica has a long history of being used in herbal and homeopathic medicine. ” says Dr. Stephanie Yaremko, Naturopathic Doctor at the Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine Health Clinic in Alberta.
Arnica: an effective plant?
Dr. Stephanie Yaremko has been a naturopathic Doctor for more than 11 years, treating families, from babies to grandparents and both men and women. In addition to her practice in Calgary, she offers support to ballet dancers in their training as a member of the Alberta Ballet medical team.
Dr. Yaremko does not hesitate to recommend homeopathic arnica to her patients as she knows about its efficacy:
“Arnica Montana’s mother tincture is a plant extract and as with many plant extracts, it can potentially be toxic. Therefore, an adequate manufacturing is important. The homeopathic dilutions of Arnica Montana are prepared according to a particular and unique method to homeopathy2-3. In addition, I have found that Arnica Montana has the necessary therapeutic properties to relieve muscle and joint pain, swelling and bruising. This benefits many of my patients and I am always happily astonished at the results that Arnica gives them.”
How to pick arnica to ensure its quality?
Laboratoires Boiron ensures good harvesting practices in order to preserve arnica Montana threatened with extinction, promote its biodiversity, and ensure the quality of its homeopathic medicines. Its good harvesting practices impose strict harvest conditions through specific specifications. Arnica is harvested by hand and responsibly by specialist botanists and qualified harvesters at the beginning of its flowering, that is, in June-July. 1
Try Boiron’s “Arnicare” line, to relieve your pain and enjoy every moment!
Inspired by tradition, with its 85 years of expertise, Boiron has developed the Arnicare® line from the fresh and flowery whole plant of Arnica to preserve its medicinal virtues.
Offered to adults and children, the homeopathic medicines Arnicare® are formulated with Arnica in particular and they relieve muscle and joint pain, edema, bruises and bruises related to injuries or surgical procedures. They are available in cream (Arnicare® Cream), gel (Arnicare Gel® and Arnicare® Blue) and tablets (Arnicare® Tablets) formats.
Both in her professional practice and as a mother, Dr. Yaremko does not hesitate to use Arnicare homeopathic medicines: “I generally recommend taking homeopathic arnica granules several times a day and applying the Arnicare gel or cream topically to the affected area 2 to 3 times a day. And with an active toddler around the house, I always keep Arnicare homeopathic medecines at home.”
Note: These homeopathic medicines may not be suitable for everyone. Always read the label and follow the directions for use.
2 Martindale 30th Edition. The Pharmaceutical Press. London, UK.
3 U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Sec. 400.400. Conditions Under Which Homeopathic Drugs May be Marketed (CPG 7132.15). Available at www.fda.gov/ora/compliance_ref/cpg/cpgdrg/cpg400-400.html.
About Dr. Stephanie Yaremko, ND
Dr. Yaremko is a naturopathic doctor who has lived in countries like Nicaragua and Turkey where she has worked in hospitals and community clinics treating chronic diseases and infections and helping refugees and asylum seekers coordinate health care. She currently practices at the Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine Health Clinic in Calgary, Alberta.