Arnica preparations are useful for mountaineers, athletes and athletes


Arnica preparations are useful for mountaineers, athletes and athletes
People who are allergic to preparations with plants from the celandine family (marigold, ragweed, chrysanthemum, etc.) should refrain from using these products due to the risk of adverse reactions.

Preparations with the flower of this plant are very useful for athletes, mountaineers, athletes and people who engage in physical activities that burden the joints and muscle tissue. Arnica ingredients have a strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect, which is useful for sprains, bruises, contusions and similar injuries. They are useful against pain due to stretching the body. They alleviate pain and strengthen the mobility of people who have osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis – say herbalists. Arnica is effective for age spots, mild skin irritations and facial imperfections due to the high content of fatty acids and antioxidant components. Arnica should then be combined with other herbs and essential oils of the same content. Regular application of natural products reduces the visibility of skin imperfections, strengthens skin tone and makes the skin brighter.

Preparation of homemade arnica product: in a small glass sterilized jar, put 4 tablespoons of dried arnica flower and a cup and a half of olive oil (or almond or sesame oil). Stir and boil the jar. Keep the jar with the mixture in a dry and sunny place for 14 days to a month. Strain the mixture through gauze. It is also the basic material for the preparation of balms. Place the contents of the jar in a steamer or in a deeper pot after a month has elapsed. Add 3 tablespoons of beeswax. Heat with constant stirring with a wooden spoon. When the wax melts, leave the meat to cool. Add 10 drops of camphor essential oil, 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and 5 drops of clove essential oil. Stir. Pour the contents back into a glass jar or plastic box. Store in a dark and cool place. The shelf life of the balm is half a year. The balm is used exclusively for external use. Do not apply near open wounds / cuts. Apply the ointment to the sore spot. Massage with light circular motions so that all the ingredients are better absorbed.
Recipe for balm against age spots and facial imperfections: put one tablespoon of dried arnica flower, 2 tablespoons of cocoa butter and 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and one tablespoon of coconut oil in a clean glass jar. One tablespoon of apricot kernel oil and one tablespoon of pomegranate oil can be added. Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon. Screw the lid on. Place the jar in a deeper bowl filled with warm water. Then heat the liquid to a minimum temperature of 4 to 5 hours (make sure the liquid does not boil). Strain the preparation through gauze). Press the plants well with your hands to get all the oil out. Pour one cup of cold-pressed olive oil and one tablespoon of grated wax into the pot. Heat this mixture on steam. Remove the pot from the stove when the wax has melted. Add one cup of infused arnica oil, 5 drops of wild rose essential oil and 5 drops of lemon essential oil. Stir. Pour the contents into a glass jar. Keep the jar in a dark, cool and dry place. Lubricate age spots 2 to 3 times a day until you have used up the entire amount of mixture. Then make a new balm. Do not use in the area around the lips, eyes or on cracked skin.

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