Posted March 19, 2012
Arnica, a perennial herb, is an ancient therapeutic remedy that is just as effective today for soothing muscles. It's sold in a gel or cream form, has a minty smell, and causes a cooling sensation when applied topically to the point of discomfort.
It's anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for "treating" sore muscles and even sprains. The active ingredients in arnica stimulate the white blood cells, which helps to reduce the congested blood in bruised tissues.