A little more about the ingredients:
- Arnica - Arnica has been used for centuries for trauma, inflammation, and bruising. Arnica contains selenium and arnica ash is also rich in manganese. Both are powerful anti-oxidants in the human body but manganese works as a primary element in healthy bones, wound-healing, and the metabolism of proteins, cholesterol and carbohydrates. Thoughts are that this is one of the contributing factors to why Arnica facilitates healing, acting in combination with the other plant chemicals.
- Calendula - With abundant amounts of flavonoids, Calendula’s plant-based antioxidants protect cells from being damaged by unstable molecules called free radicals. It has been regularly used to fight inflammation, viruses, and bacteria. It is used to treat stomach upset and ulcers, as well as topically to help wounds heal faster, possibly by increasing blood flow and oxygen to the affected area. The dried petals are used in tinctures, ointments, and washes to treat burns, bruises, and cuts, as well as minor infections.
- Symphytum - This is a homeopathic remedy indicated for injuries to bones, cartilage, tendons, and periosteum. It stimulates callus formation and improves reunion of the bone, and has had an extensive herbal use where it is more commonly known as ‘knitbone’ because of its remarkable ability to rapidly knit broken bones together. Symphytum Officinale is a key remedy for fractures (broken bones) and other injuries to the bone and its periosteum (the outer connective tissue which covers the bone).
- Ruta - Commonly known as rue, this homeopathic remedy is indicated for soreness in the bones, tendons, joints, and cartilage. It is good for sprains, injuries, strains, bruised bones, and pulled ligaments. Ruta Graveolens (Ruta) is useful for rheumatic and connective tissue problems, especially following chronic overuse, strain, or injury of joints or tendons. Small tendons of the eye may also be affected.