Standardization: 11.3% dry herb/L of oil (i.e., 113 g herb per 1000 ml of oil)
Common Uses: Also known as Mexican Arnica, the herb has been used medicinally on this continent for centuries. Because of the dearth of Arnica montana, a popular herb indigenous to Europe, it is currently used in Europe as a substitution when formulating topical skin-care products that provide an overall soothing experience.
Topically, Arnica Herbal Oil can be used in preparations for tinctures, creams, ointments, compresses, and poultices.
Cautions: Arnica should only be applied to unbroken skin as it is known to promote blood circulation and may increase bleeding of wounds.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
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Rating: Unbelievably good in how it works.
I have arthritis and fibromyalgia. Because of drug allergies I can only tolerate one Aleve every two weeks, can’t take Tylenol or any other pain reliever. Recently I did something to my shoulder and have been in so much pain that I was nauseous. The pain spreading down my arm getting into my wrist, chest, back, and up into my neck. Just touching the skin on my shoulder hurt. I had to do something in the weeks between my Dr’s appointment and physical therapy. Remembering that I had some Arnica from my last order in the fridge, I started using it twice a day. Once after my shower and again about twelve hours later, gently rubbing it well into the muscles and shoulder joint. Not sure how well it would work, I was surprised to discover that most of the pain was gone within the hour. The shoulder joint still hurts some, but no where near as before, and I have pretty good use of my arm as long as I don’t go wild with it. The injury still needs to heal, but I can go about my day without that constant painful companion, and sleep is a lot easier at night.
New Directions Aromatics Response:
Hi Elizabeth, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We love hearing from all of our customers, and we are always pleased to learn that our products have made positive differences in their lives. Your loyalty and appreciation are highly valued, and we look forward to serving you in the future.
By:Elizabeth, Minoa, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 01-Oct-2008
Rating: My husband uses this daily for all his joints from the back down and it really helps. I have used it on occasion and find relief. Also is a very good price per ounce compared to another brand we used.
Rating: Great product. Will order again! Best Arnica oil i've tried, and i've tried them all! Fair price too. Thanks ND!
By:Jaipreet, Livermore, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Oct-2011
Rating: Can't wait to try some of this in my muscle rub!
By:Anna, Leavenworth, Washington Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Mar-2007
Rating: I didn't really know what to use this for-so one day my mom was at my house-she had a severe infection in her hand(looked like a brown recluse bite) so I mixed this oil plus some others and the oils seemed to help a lot- Especially with the skin healing. So I would say it works good. I also applied it to my sprained ankle and it seemed to help it, as well.
By:Candice, Ocala, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Feb-2009
Rating: New Directions arnica oil surpassed all of my expectations. Many of my customers use it on a regular bases. This past winter I applied it to a very badly buised elbow, the result of a bad fall on ashpalt, the bruising was gone in 2 days. Many of my arthitic customers enjoy improved movement and comfort from using the arnica oil directly on the joint, the olive oil allows you to use a little bit with great results.
By:Crystal, Enniskillen, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).