(1) Topical arnica products, which are also useful for treating bruises, may be used as an alternative to horse chestnut extracts and are also widely available.(2) Skin creams containing vitamin C or arnica can also help bruises heal.(3) We receive numerous testimonials every day, both here at Nelsonbach and in our homeopathic pharmacy, from consumers who have been delighted with the results arnica offers.(4) Beneath the dead trees, the forest floor is awash in fresh grasses and sporadic thick blooms of lupine, arnica , penstemon, and other wild flowers.(5) They use only the most natural formulas; their instant refreshing gel contains soothing arnica , birch and camphor to revitalise tired legs.(6) And one correspondent last week was recommending the herb arnica for her bruises - as though MacArthur could pop out to a chemist and get some.(7) Two days before going to hospital, I recommend the client begins a course of arnica homeopathic remedy to lessen the bruising, swelling, and soreness.(8) For strained muscles, tendonitis, inflammation and bruises, arnica - also known as Arnica montana or mountain daisy - is extremely effective.(9) On the massage table, she massaged my body with arnica gel, starting on my upper back and shoulders, where I am prone to pain and tightness.(10) The act of rubbing it in may well be soothing, but in four placebo controlled trials arnica was found to be no more effective than the placebo.(11) Links lead to arnica , otherwise knows as Leopard's bane, a daisy that is a narcotic and stimulant used to treat bruises, found in the mountains of Europe.(12) Researchers have isolated two powerful antioxidants from arnica that help protect tissues from oxidative stresses.(13) As we climb, the maze of trees, ferns, and blueberry bushes gives way to subalpine meadows painted with purple lupine, pale blue gentians, crimson columbine, and yellow arnica .(14) Among the wildflowers are a wild geranium, an aster with smooth stems and leaves, leafy arnica , yellow monkey flower, meadow rue, and bluebells.(15) In between treatments, apply arnica gel to the injury site.(16) Cold or heat packs may help relieve pain and swelling, and some people find that the natural anti-inflammatory arnica will bring relief, taken as tablets or rubbed into the body as a cream.