What Is Arnica Cream

Arnica cream is a topical ointment made of an extract of the arnica plant. Arnica cream has been around since the early 1500s. Europeans used Arnica to help stomach complaints and skin rashes, but it was the Native Americans who began using it to relieve pain associated with the muscles.

Today, it is commonly applied to sprains, bruises, and strains. The active ingredients in arnica cream promote tissue healing, reduce swelling and inflammation, and ease pain. It's also frequently used to soothe joint pain related to arthritis and to relieve tired, sore, overworked muscles.


Active Ingredients

The significant benefits of arnica cream, such as its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, come from a substance in the blossoms called "sesquiterpene lactone." It reacts in the body in ways similar to aspirin. Arnica is rich in antioxidants and contains high flavonoids, like inulin, tannins, and carotenoids. Other active components include thymol, an essential oil used in arnica tinctures, and tannins like isoquercitrin, quercitin, and astragalin. These compounds have significant anti-inflammatory properties and are an excellent defense against free radicals in the body.



Arnica cream is primarily used for muscle problems. Sprains, strains, and bruises respond incredibly well to arnica cream. It has also been used with similarly promising results on arthritis pain and joint pain not associated with arthritis. It lessens the swelling, bruising, or tenderness surrounding bone breaks and fractures. Chronic back pain or neck pain is generally eased by arnica cream. It's also used to alleviate neck, shoulder, and headache pain.


Essance Arnica Cream

A partnership of Organic Arnica Oil and MSM works to soothe aching muscles and tight joints, providing cool & hot therapy. Essance Arnica cream offers effective relief for arthritis and sports injuries. MSM helps strengthen ligaments & tendons while Arnica relieves pain. Great for pre-workout massage to relax your muscles for more effective workouts.


Apply approximately a quarter-sized amount of creme onto affected areas and gently massage into the skin; reapply as needed.

*Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after each application. Avoid contact with the eye area and any cuts or open wounds.* 


Suitable for Dry | Flaky | Normal | Combination | Mature Skin Types

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