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Doctor insights on: Arnica Montana Side Effects

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I've read about using arnica to help bruises go away faster. How exactly does it work? Is it safe to use? Side effects?

I've read about using arnica to help bruises go away faster. How exactly does it work? Is it safe to use? Side effects?

Safe,MinmalSideEff: The active ingredients of arnica are sesquiterpene lactones, such as helenalin and 11,13- dihydrohel-enaline and chamissonolid. Also pinoresinol, epipinoresinol, phillygenin, matairesinol, nortrachelogenin, and nortracheloside (six dibenzylbutyrolactol derivatives).helenalin and dihydrohelenalin, may be responsible for anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity. **[P.S. Never worked for me]** ...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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Is arnica montana for hiatal hernia?

Is arnica montana for hiatal hernia?

Not recommended: Arnica montana is sometimes grown in herb gardens and has long been used medicinally. It contains the toxin helenalin, which can be poisonous if large amounts of the plant are eaten. It produces severe gastroenteritis and internal bleeding of the digestive tract if enough material is ingested. No herbal remedy has conclusively shown benefits for hiatal hernia symptoms when studied scientifically. ...Read more

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Is arnica Montana safe? It says online to not take oral. But my surgeon seems to think it's fine. Can it cause heart issues? Already have pvcs.

Is arnica Montana safe? It says online to not take oral. But my surgeon seems to think it's fine. Can it cause heart issues? Already have pvcs.

See below: Arnica Montana is a useful anti-inflammatory herb when used as a cream, but it is toxic when taken internally. Arnica is also sold as little white Homeopathic pills which are safe to ingest because in the popular 30X dilution they contain no Arnica, just plain water. There is no scientific basis for the claims of Homeopathy that despite having no molecules of the substance the "essence" remains. ...Read more

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Any side effects using arnica gel with(antibiotics or medicines?)

Any side effects using arnica gel with(antibiotics or medicines?)

Arnica gel: Homeopathic arnica gel used externally would cause no side effects with antibiotics or medicines. If you are allergic to daisy-like plants, though, your skin could react with a dermatitis. ...Read more

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Is weight gainers has side effects?

Is weight gainers has side effects?

Well...weight gain.: Usual weight gain supplements are just a concentrated form of calories - carbohydrates, protein and fat. Some have upwards of 1000 calories per shake - some even more. So the issue becomes weight gain, not the good kind, if you're not using those extra calories. If your activity level does not counterbalance the increase in calories, you'll gain weight, but not healthy weight. ...Read more

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Do all medications have side effects?

Do all medications have side effects?

Yes: No drug is completely devoid of side effects. Often they are very mild to a point of not being noticed. People react differently to the same drugs. This may be caused by our genetic makeup, other diseases or a variety of reasons. If you have questions about your medications, discuss them with your physician or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Vibration plate negative side effects?

Vibration plate negative side effects?

None.: Usually no symptoms, unless you fall! can exacerbate carpal tunnel, but usually safe sporting activity for exercise! ...Read more

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Possible side effects for im injection?

IM injection: Most common side effects are infection, increased pain, bleeding, swelling. Rare nerve damage, vessel damage, allergic reaction to whats being injected. ...Read more