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Arnica appears to possess anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, researchers suggest that in topical gel form, arnica can relieve osteoarthritis pains as effective as anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen.

Arnica can be found in tinctures, creams, gels, and oils at most health food stores and pharmacies.

Usage

Try it in s compress: Dip gauze into a tablespoon of tincture mixed with a pint of purified water, then place on the aching joint. Never apply arnica on an open wound; your risk absorbing a toxic dose. Always stop using arnica if a rash develops.

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