Supplements can come in different forms, different dosages, different tastes and all have different uses. Quite a few supplements are natural meaning they come from a plant or a herb or a week of some description. Arnica is one of those herbs. It comes from the Arnica Montana that grows in the mountains of Europe and the United States.
Before one goes out and buys some arnica, there is one thing to think about.
How you prepare it.
Arnica must never be consumed raw or undiluted.
This is because in this form it is toxic, and if rubbed into the skin will cause irritation.
Like other medications, there are side effects to taking arnica.
Itching, redness of the skin and eczema are the main three to look out for.
Should a person start experiencing them it is recommended that they should stop taking it immediately and see their GP.
As well as these side effects, if the bruising in question has not gone after three or four days, users of Arnica should also see their GP.
However, for those who can take arnica and don’t suffer any side effects, one other benefit can be enjoyed.
As well as repairing bruises and sprains, research has found that it can help tissue repair.
When applying arnica, it is recommended that it is only applied to unbroken areas of the skin.
For more information on supplements, contact the NHS or consult with your GP or a qualified medical professional.