Summer is a perfect time for the entire family to spend time outdoors and being active. Unfortunately, with this increased activity sometimes comes the inevitable aches and pains. Luckily, homeopathic medicines can offer gentle relief for minor bumps and bruises.
Arnicare Gel, Cream and Ointment, made from the natural active ingredient Arnica montana, a type of Mountain daisy, temporarily relieves muscle pain and stiffness, swelling, and discoloration due to minor injuries, overexertion and falls.* Although all forms of Arnicare offer relief from muscle pain and bruising, the form you use depends on the type of injury. The cooling effect of Arnicare Gel makes it ideal for faster pain relief because its non-sticky, non-greasy formula is quickly absorbed by the skin. Arnicare Cream’s moisturizing effect makes it ideal for massaging sore muscles. Arnicare Ointment adheres to the skin longer to provide prolonged relief.
Another topical helpful for summertime injuries is Calendula. In cream, gel, lotion and ointment formulas, Calendula is a paraben-free option to help heal minor cuts, scrapes, burns, chafing, sunburn and other skin irritations. The soothing and moisturizing cream is best for sensitive skin and on children, and works to relieve dry, chafed skin. If your skin is irritated from shaving try the Calendula Gel for cooling relief. Calendula Ointment’s heavier formula works well on minor burns, blisters, chapped hands and lips. When you have been in the sun too long, the easy-to-apply lotion makes it ideal for sunburn relief and skin irritations on larger surfaces.
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* These “Uses” have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.