This Emollient cream with arnica extract helps to aid the relief of aching muscles and also helps to relax the body. Active ingredient: Arnica. The arnica plant, which looks like a daisy in appearance, has important healing properties that have been known since the time of Dioscorides. In Greece it is a native herb while, in recent years, it is systematically cultivated in Europe for its beneficial properties and uses in alternative medicine, homeopathy, pharmacy and cosmetology.
The mountain lamb (arnica montana) belongs to the genus asteraceae to which the sunflower belongs and it is said that its name comes from the Greek word "lamb" which means lamb skin due to the texture of the sepals covered by soft hairs that surround the flower. It is a perennial plant with flowers that have yellow petals and an orange centre and blooms in Europe, Siberia and North America. It is interesting that the higher the altitude, the more fragrant it is.
Arnica has been used for centuries as an effective remedy. It was considered a tonic for the circulation and a valuable means for the treatment of angina as well as a diuretic and beneficial in case of bloating and for the treatment of animal bites. It should not be taken internally but as a remedy for external topical treatment and can be considered a special herb for the treatment of bruises, sprains, rheumatic pains.
Arnica contains essential oils, terpene lactones, alkaloids, flavonoids, polyacetylenes and tannins, active ingredients with anti-inflammatory and strong analgesic action. The anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of arnica are derived from the thymol derivatives in its composition. Thymol is effective in vasodilation, which in turn facilitates the circulation of blood and fluids in areas that need it, thus acting as a powerful anti-inflammatory in the body's natural healing processes.
Arnica, in addition, stimulates the circulation of white blood cells that play a key role in healing and relieving the accumulation of fluid in injured joints, swollen muscles and bruised tissues. The oils it contains act as disinfectants and help heal wounds, while flavonoids act together with other ingredients beneficial to the circulatory system.
It is recommended in cases of intense sports activity, physical intensity, muscle work, fractures, bruises. Muscle tension is a common problem that occurs due to changes as we grow older. However, it can also be due to excessive physical activity, injuries or other illnesses.
Arnica has a chemical complex called thymol. Thanks to its mode of operation, it is ideal for relieving muscle pain.
The direct application creates a mild burning sensation. This reduces muscle tension and relieves movement problems.