According to the published study, which focused on patients with osteoarthritis in the hand, the applied arnica gel was as effective as oral Ibuprofen in decreasing pain and increasing mobility.
I have never tried diluting our Arnica CO2 in Aloe Vera gel. However I can speak personally for the effectiveness of our Arnica Infused Oil (in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil) for pain relief.
Germany's Commission E has approved arnica for external use in treating injury and effects of accidents, inflammation of the mouth and throat area, and insect bites. It is DEFINITELY unsafe for internal use.
|Arnica montana blossoms|
Christi just came across this fascinating review while seeking something else. A review of the literature researching 59 commercially available essential oils and their components against common skin infections, both bacterial and fungal. A researchers dream, or a rabbit hole to disappear into since there are 88 references one can follow up! (Some apply to more than one oil, I want to start with #31!)
Roses! For pain relief? It would appear so. This study indicates that inhaled Rose Oil was effective at reducing pain for burn patients after having their dressings changed.
|Rose harvest heading for the still.|
Neroli (and I wonder, perhaps Petitgrain) for menopausal issues.
All these research studies were posted on our Facebook Page. Worth following for up to the minute news.