Arnica may have grown in popularity on social media and the press lately, but it’s nothing new to those already in the know. You might be more familiar with this flower’s common names which include leopard’s bane and mountain tobacco. The plant flourishes in only a few select locations like the mountainsides of central Europe and blooms between July and August.
Arnica is the active ingredient in our homeopathic Arnicare products manufactured at our headquarters near Lyon in France. Pickers gather the best of this plant when the conditions are right in the meadows of the Vosges, Alps, Pyrenees, and other European mountains.
Unfortunately, with its unique habitat and growing requirements, Arnica is a tricky plant to cultivate. In Europe, the limited wild supply is protected to avoid overharvesting. Boiron ensures that the Arnica used is responsibly sourced. Our harvesting process is done completely by hand to preserve the survival of this species and protect the land.
Arnicare is an Arnica cream powered by the Arnica plant to relieve muscle pain, stiffness, swelling from injuries, and discoloration from bruising.* The cream’s light texture can be massaged over stiff muscles, painful joints, aching feet and backs, and unsightly bruised areas of the skin. It is trusted by professional athletes to soothe sore muscles, by prominent cosmetic surgeons to relieve post-procedure pain, and by savvy parents to treat playground bumps and bruises.
Arnicare is unscented, so there’s no strong medicinal smell, and it’s free of parabens and dyes. You can also find it in a gel, ointment, pellets, meltaway tablets, and arthritis pain formula, and chewable tablets for leg cramps.
Visit Arnicare.com to learn more info about Arnica montana and be sure to check out this video for a closer look at our harvest.
*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.