Have you heard of Arnica? Arnica is the broad term for remedies made with the perenial European yellow-flowered herb Arnica montana. Whether in herbal form or homeopathically, arnica has a long list of applications. It offers some real hope for those seeking an effective natural pain-relieving and emotion-easing alternative.

The top uses for arnica include: treating emotional shock and trauma, sore muscles (sprains and strains), burns, bruises (including black eyes), rashes such as eczema, and even bone fractures! A research study showed that arnica applied 2 times a day for six weeks, relieved stiffness and pain for mild-to-moderate knee pain.

Arnica is also a beauty-enhancing agent that is growing in popularity. Eye cream manufacturers have begun adding arnica to eye creams to help reduce puffiness.