Arnica, scientific name Arnica montana L., belongs to the Asteraceae family and has been used since ancient times for its multiple properties. It has an intense aromatic scent, is a small shrub typical of high altitude areas and the most used part is the flower. When the time for harvesting arrives, towards spring and summer, the corollas are gathered and dried in the shade. The various active ingredients contained inside are then processed, using various extraction techniques, to obtain the phytocomplex. The plant is rich in essential oils, sesquiterpene lactones, elenalina, phenol acids and astragalina. Starting from the Middle Ages, in some medical texts, the arnica plant is classified as a panacea for all pains. In the popular tradition it is also known as "mountain tobacco" because the leaves, once dried, can be used in pipes.The properties of the tablets
The arnica plant has multiple properties. The tablets are produced with the plant's phytocomplex, in small and very diluted doses. Arnica is used in the homeopathic field mainly due to its remarkable anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-microscopic properties. Arnica is used to treat hematomas, muscle strains, but also to effectively treat wounds and swellings caused by injury and contact trauma. The tablets are considered a real drug, very effective in post-traumatic treatment. They help improve the appearance of the skin following shocks and accidents, help make edema and bruises reabsorb. When the lesions are not serious or you want to carry out a preventive action, arnica-based ointments and gels are recommended, for external use. At homeopathic level, other properties are the benefits against neurological diseases and depressive states. Arnica intake is particularly indicated in the final stages of gestation because it helps women during labor to better cope with childbirth, also alleviating pain. Arnica-based preparations have no particular contraindications. Ointments and ointments have a relatively low concentration of active ingredient and are then used externally. The speech changes for the use of tablets. The presence of elananolides in people who are weak or suffering from other chronic diseases can cause dermatitis, headaches, vomiting and palpitations. It always depends on the type of therapeutic use and dosage. In general, do not be an alarmist, but always ask an expert pharmacist or herbalist and do not exceed the recommended dose. From this point of view of preparations homeopathic products are very safe because they are subjected to cyclic tests and checks, but they are still medicines.
Therapeutic use and dosage
The tablets can be used in the therapeutic treatment of various pathologies, in particular the pains linked to joints and bones. Usually you have to take three granules a day, possibly away from meals for a fairly long period of time. In severe cases of rheumatism with chronic pain and little mobility arnica tablets they can perform a very effective function, if combined with other active adjuvants. In cases of distortion and bruising the active ingredients act on the lymphatic and blood system, reducing swelling. For external use the tablets also act aesthetically in cases of redness and insect bites, an excellent remedy also for the dermatological treatment of furunculosis.
The potency of the tablets may vary, depending on the type of dosage. Generally there are tablets ranging from 5 ch to the power of 200 ch. The choice of a percentage with respect to another must be well studied, a dosage of less than 30 ch, for example, must be prescribed in a preventive form for a series of disorders that can affect the bones or joints, or for problems of general malaise and the beginning of flu forms. A higher dosage is given when there is already a present disorder whose symptoms are easily recognizable. The dosage of the tablets also varies according to the area of the body to be treated, a higher dosage is indicated for the face and the cranial area, while the lower ones can be indicated for the cervical area, the chest and the abdomen.
Arnica-based tablets can be sold in pharmacies and in herbalist's shops, there are several pharmaceutical companies that produce and market this product. Prices vary based on the amount of tablets in a pack. The average cost is around 12-15 euros. In online e-commerce can be found even less, but you must always be wary of the prices too advantageous, especially if on the packaging there are not all the necessary indications, such as the content, date of packaging and expiration.