Arnica - The Overachiever
Arnica is one of the superstar ingredients we utilize in many of our products including The Salve, the High Roller and the Massage Oil. A perennial herb belonging to the sunflower family, Arnica Montana is known for its anti-inflammatory effect when used topically. Recognized by its colorful bright yellow or orange flower resembling a daisy, Arnica is found in sub-alpine regions of the Pacific Northwest, Europe and Asia.
We include Arnica in our products to treat conditions such as osteoarthritis, bruising, swelling, muscle-soreness and joint pain. As we hand-select all of our ingredients based on their healing properties, we chose Arnica for each of these wonderful benefits. When applied directly to the skin in higher doses, it has shown effectiveness similar to a 5% ibuprofen gel. We combine it with our hemp-derived full spectrum CBD oil to provide pain relief, calm and relaxation.
If taken orally in heavy concentrations, Arnica can be poisonous but it has shown to be beneficial as a homeopathic remedy when diluted properly. I recommend the Boiron Arnica Montana Pellets if you’re searching for an oral option. These work wonders to mitigate bruising, muscle pain and stiffness. As with any medication or anything taken orally, I recommend always seeking a professional medical opinion, especially if you’re taking other medications.
I keep the High Roller with me on all my outdoor adventures because of its healing effects and preventative care for bruising. If injury occurs, apply generously as soon as possibly to help reduce discoloration and pain ahead of time.