The name "Arnica" may not ring a bell but chances are that you may have used a product containing this wonder-working natural ingredient at a point in your life.
So, what is Arnica and what does it do?
Arnica is an extract of the Arnica Montana flower plant, native to areas such as Europe and North America. It is readily available in various forms such as tinctures, extracts, oils, and powders. And It contains a potent active known as helenalin.
When used topically, arnica is excellent for pain management.
It soothes pain-related conditions such as;
- Sore muscles
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Wound healing
- Post-operative pain (e.g. pain resulting from wrinkle removal surgery)
Due to its immense benefits, arnica is a star ingredient in massage care products especially massage oils.
If you're dealing with any form of swelling, bruising, joint pain, or soreness, you should try massaging the affected area with Mama's Medicinal Massage Oil which contains arnica and other soothing extracts such as nano CBD, lavender oil, hemp seed oil, and jojoba oil.