Yogi’s has developed a miraculous formula for each of the six arnica salves that are offered. Each one is unique and has different characteristics according to the essential oil contained. Although all of them contain arnica montana and chamomile infusion oil.
Arnica is the most universally accepted herb for relief of pain, bruises, tired feet, sore muscles, injuries, muscle discomfort, tendon injuries and sprains, among many others. The use of arnica brings relief, promotes circulation, relaxes the muscles and enhances an immediate feeling of calm and relaxation if used in combination with pure essential oils.
The active chemicals in arnica reduce swelling, decrease pain, and act as antibiotics. Many athletes have been using arnica after a work-out to get a quick muscle recovery from muscle strain.
In Europe and Central Asia arnica has been used since the 16th century to soothe minor skin afflictions and muscle aches. Native Americans also used the flower for medicinal purposes.
Arnica Montana is a flower that is native to the mountains of sub-artic regions, including Northern Europe, Central Asia, Canada, and the Northern US. The flower is bright, deep yellow and shaped similarly to a daisy, with fuzzy stems and spars foliage.
Other common names are wolfsbane, mountain tobacco, leopard’s bane, and mountain daisy. Flowers for medicinal preparations are harvested in late spring shortly after blooming, and rhizomes can be collected in late fall when the plants have died back.
When used on minor skin afflictions such as small wounds or bruises, arnica salve can reduce swelling and speed healing. Its healing properties believed to be due to constituents of the flower such as helenalin, an anti-inflammatory that helps prevent edema. In vitro studies have shown the flower also has some anti-microbial activity.
Arnica salve is also effective at reducing muscle pain and aches from trauma, over-exertion, and sprains. Topical preparations reduce swelling and possibly increase the circulation around the area, which soothes the pain and swelling. Some marathon runners apply arnica salve before a race to prevent pain and reduce stiffness while running. Arnica is also available in homeopathic remedies that are taken internally to treat or prevent muscle aches as well as migraine headaches.
Unless the arnica is in a highly diluted homeopathic preparation, it should never be taken internally. The plant is toxic in high doses. Lower doses can cause dizziness, nausea, heart palpitations, or tremors. Arnica salve should also not be used on broken, weeping skin or skin ulcers because of the possibility of entering the bloodstream. Some people have skin reactions to arnica, including rashes, eczema, and itching. External side effects like these are more likely with frequent, long-term use (source wisegeekhealth.com).
Our arnica salves contain a high amount of chamomile apart from arnica, which increase the action mechanism of the arnica by promoting a more powerful effect over the affected area. Our chamomile is prepared as a infusion for days to get the most concentrated form to be used.
For these reasons our arnica salves are called “the healing salves”.
Apart from the arnica and the chamomile infusion contained in the salve, there are different pure essential oils that make every of our salves unique for their own purpose, and their own unique delicious fragrance that makes them different.
There are 6 different presentations:
Have a look at our very unique salves, and get the benefits of the pure oils contained on each one plus the many qualities that come with the magical combination of arnica and chamomile.
Each of our arnica salves is unique and interesting. They have been mostly used before, during and after a yoga workout. Also for every other sport that requires muscle relaxation.
The main reasons these arnica salves are great for yoga is because they provide a pre-relaxation feeling before the workout, they work wonders during the yoga stretching and the different asanas, while providing with a soothing fragrance during the workout that will bring more concentration and focus. When used during yoga they can be applied again into the body, specially in areas with aches or sores, and the healing will be quicker. It is a great way to practice yoga while relaxing and healing at the same time. The relaxing properties the ingredients have over the muscles will increase the capacity for stretching and movements of the body.