Because I suffer from Raynaud’s Syndrome, which has similar symptoms to many autoimmune disorders, I tend to often have muscle aches & stiffness and swelling from injuries. I also take a low dose aspirin daily to ensure my blood doesn’t clot after having a TIA stroke a number of years ago. That means that I bruise easily, and they are usually unsightly too!
I never realized their was a natural remedy for those things in Arnica (actually I had never heard of Arnica before at all). I was contacted by Boiron (see my review of their Cold Products for Children) to review Arnicare Gel and since I was impressed with the Boiron products I’ve tried I agreed.
So the other day I had great use for this product. I whacked my leg quite good and it was hurting like crazy. I knew I would have a bruise the size of an apple the next morning. I decided then was as good as any to try out the Arnicare Gel, and rubbed it on that aching leg. The next day, I was amazed that there was no huge bruise on my leg or any swelling, and the throbbing had diminished.
I don’t have a lot of the aches, stiffness or swelling with my Raynaud’s in summer, winter is the primary season for those painful symptoms. I’m pretty sure I’m going to be using this during those months to help relieve the pain in my hands.
The gel formula allows it to be absorbed quickly. It does not have the medicine smell that many pain relief topicals do, and the scent is barely perceptible (I had to stick my nose pretty much right up to it, to smell the faint herbal tones) and doesn’t linger on the body at all when applied.
I would definitely recommend Arnicare Gel to those who are looking for homeopathic medicine for everyday pain relief. Arnica has been used for centuries as a natural pain reliever, and today , it is recommended by doctors and pharmacists in more than 25 countries throughout the world. You can also buy Arnicare in different forms, cream, ointment, Arnicare Montana Pellets and Arthritis Tablets.
You’ll be pleased to know that I have a 2.6 oz tube of Arnicare to giveaway to one of my readers.
To enter the giveaway let me know how you’d use Arnicare in your home. You can enter daily.
Open to US Residents ages 18+, ends July 25, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST. Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my **Privacy/Rules statements and agree to them.
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