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What forms of arnica is safe to use?

What forms of arnica is safe to use?

Homeopathic: Homeopathic arnica is safe to take. Full strength oral use of herbal arnica is not recommended due to toxic effects. http://tinyurl.com/k5felrz. ...Read more

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How long can a person take arnica capsules?

How long can a person take arnica capsules?

Arnica: You might be referring to the capsule preparation of the homeopathic remedy arnica montana, called sinecch. This has arnica in different potencies to be used the day before, the day of, and a few days after surgery. It's usually not necessary to use it longer than that. http://www.alpinepharm.com/ it's also not the only homeopathic remedy which might be needed after trauma such as surgery. ...Read more

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What is arnica tea used for?

What is arnica tea used for?

Arnica tea: Arnica montana is a composite flower found in mountainous meadows. It was previously used as a tea or tincture, but it's no longer used in full strength internally because of potential toxicity. Homeopathically it's safe, and can be used for trauma with bruising ; swelling. The german commission e approved it for topical use -- it has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic effects. ...Read more

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Can you prescribe arnica with metacam?

Can you prescribe arnica with metacam?

No: Oral arnica is considered poisonous. It can cause large increases in blood presure and be toxic to the heart. Topical arnica (on the skin) is generally recognized as safe. ...Read more

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Does arnica gel work for pain and would you recommend ir?

Does arnica gel work for pain and would you recommend ir?

Arnica: Arnica gel has been used for centuries as a pain killer & topical anti-inflammatory, & to heal wounds several studies have found that arnica gel is no better than a placebo at pain relief. However, other studies have found that it decreased pain and stiffness in people with osteoarthritis, primarily due to its anti-inflammatory effect. That said, if there is no inflammation, arnica would not help. ...Read more

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Is arnica ointment good for fast removal of a small hickey, they are small but need to be gone by tomorrow.?

Is arnica ointment good for fast removal of a small hickey, they are small but need to be gone by tomorrow.?

Hickey = bruise: A hickey, big or small, is a bruise, which is blood that came out of the blood vessels and is now stuck inside the skin. With the use of arnica, the hickey will lighten and fade away. Without the use of arnica, the hickey will lighten and fade away just as quickly. However, the arnica will also lighten up one's wallet. ...Read more

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How does arnica montana work? Is it a good homeopathic option?

How does arnica montana work? Is it a good homeopathic option?

With right use, yes: Homeopathic arnica helps especially in trauma & pain with bruising -- like contusions, sprains, and even surgical trauma. Research with face lift patients showed significantly less bruising: http://archfaci.Jamanetwork.Com/article.Aspx?Articleid=480929 when correctly matched to the person's symptoms, remedies work by stimulating innate restorative systems. Arnica can help in concussions too. ...Read more

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Arnica for muscle inflammation ?

Arnica for muscle inflammation ?

Arnica: If this is local muscle inflammation, arnica cream can be applied topically. It is safe, but should not be applied to broken skin or open wounds. More generalized muscle inflammation needs constitutional homeopathic treatment -- and arnica may or may not be the indicated remedy. In that case the best idea would be collaborative care between conventional physician and skilled homeopath. ...Read more

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What do you do for stomach pains resulting from orally taking too much arnica?

What do you do for stomach pains resulting from orally taking too much arnica?

Stop taking Arnica!!: I assume you're referring to arnica herb (http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/arnica). So when it comes to dietary supplements, if they bother you in some way, stop taking them. If you know that you've been taking too much arnica (or whatever else), just cut your dose. Of course, if you believe side effect is due to prescription medication, discuss side effects w/family doc & prepare option. ...Read more