Everything we put on our face, products, makeup, creams, lotions, will all make their way into our pores and into our entire body through the circulatory system. That’s why we need to exercise extreme caution when choosing what to use on our skin, just as we are careful when we choose what to eat. If you’re interested in natural skin care, you will want to hear more about Arnica Monica and the miracles it can work for you.
Arnica Monica (or Arnica Montana) is a flower that has been used throughout history in medicinal ways, and has gone by many names: Wolf’s bane, leopard’s bane, mountain arnica, and mountain tobacco. It is distinguished by its large yellow flower head, similar to that of a daisy. It contains toxins that can be poisonous if eaten in large quantities, but has been used for herbal medicines for many years, due to the thymol derivatives in its roots that have anti-inflammatory effects.
When used in a gel and applied topically, it has been found to have a similar effect as an ibuprofen gel in treating symptoms of osteoarthritis in the hands. It is used for muscle/ joint problems, insect bites, and general swelling and pain. But where arnica can really shine is in treating eczema and psoriasis skin problems. Its effectiveness against swelling and reducing inflammation, as well as the numbing and pain-relief make it the perfect at – home solution for symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.
In topical forms, such as that of creams, ointments and gels, Arnica is extremely popular in Europe (with such well-known products as Arnica Kniepp Gel and Vasotonin Gel). It also comes in the form of tiny pellets or tablets that can be dissolved under the tongue. These have been diluted hundreds of times for homeopathic remedies, to avoid any bad side effects of taking arnica orally. It has already been used in over 100 cosmetic products such as hair tonics, dandruff shampoos, and perfumes. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information about arnica products and how to obtain and use them.