#3. Arnica Montana

#3. Arnica Montana 200K- Mountain Arnica, Leopard's bane




Arnica Montana was once used by people living in the mountainous areas of Europe, where it grows in abundance.  It was often used by shepherds to relieve sore aching muscles; as a result of tending large flocks in the hilly terrain.




Professional Review:


Arnica is the remedy for any type of accident, shock, injury or physical exhaustion.  Take immediately following an accident or physical strain.  Arnica is particularly useful when there is a pooling of blood, so use following any contusion, sprain or surgery where there is bruising or a bruised feeling.


Mentally, patients may have a fear of being touched, or claim to be fine when they are not.  It is also used to heal chronic ailments which occurred after an injury (never well since the problem occurred).  


Useful for concussions, where patient is slipping in and out of consciousness, and whenever the injured person claims s/he is fine when it is obvious that is not the case. 


Following injury, use immediately and again every 10 minutes (2-3times), then space out doses as swelling and pain subsides, max. 6-8doses.


My on set experiences: Arnica #3


I remember my first day on the TV series “Pit Pony,” which was shot in Sydney, Nova Scotia.   Our hair stylist, Paulette Cable, had a wrap-around brace on her lower arm.  It had been there for weeks and she told me it was painful: a carpel tunnel-like problem.  I gave her both Arnica globules and liberal applications of Arnica cream and within 2 weeks she was no longer wearing the brace.  We laugh about it now, but at the time it was like a miracle.  


I went to Milwaukee to film the exteriors for a TV Movie that starred Charles Bronson.  I was over 60, had not been on a film set for six months and was in bad physical shape.  My leg muscles were painfully sore after the first day of shooting: the day was 12hours long and we filmed in several locations, including the main airport and a highway overpass.   I could hardly manage the stairs up to the hotel.  I took three doses of Arnica globules within a half hour, slathered my aching muscles with Arnica cream and went to bed, exhausted. 


I woke in the morning feeling surprisingly rested and not really sore.  By noon I was sore again, so I took an Arnica globule very hour or so.  That night, I took a globule and put some Arnica cream on again.  The best part of the experience was that after one more night of treatment I was no longer sore or using Arnica. 


Elizabeth Guildford, our intrepid Production Manager on "Virginia’s Run," broke her baby finger closing a van door.  Tromos, Arnica globules and Arnica cream made the pain manageable and there was little bruising and soreness after the splint was applied at the hospital.


When I work in a studio, I find the concrete floor makes my feet sore and late in the day my lower back will start to ache.  I take a globule of Arnica and it never fails to rectify the situation.


Whenever I am physically tired, on set or in the morning, I take one globule and soon my weariness is forgotten, and I am able to do my job.


            Every person I help with Arnica, once they use it either in globule form orally or cream on the ache, they praise its worth.