Sprain Remedies

Arnica
Posted by Whiteraven (Chicago, Illinois) on 12/16/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Many european and cultural grocery stores (especially latin) sell the arnica herb in little bags among their teas and cooking herbs. Throw this in ceramic oven safe cookery and cover it with olive oil. Put it in the oven on your lowest setting (150-200F degrees) and let it cook for 1-2hrs. Take it out and strain it into a pretty bottle with a cork or cap and label it (DO NOT EAT), because arnica is poisonous unless used in homeopathic doses in tincture form. This oil is amazing! Rub it on bruises or sprains, just not on any open cuts or near the mouth or eyes. It heats as you rub which is great for massage. I use this as a massage oil on my husband's back when he suffers from bad muscle spasms and he is able to walk around pain free all day.


Arnica
Posted by TAN KOON PENG (SINGAPORE) on 06/22/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Arnica gel for sprains. You can get it from any health food/vitamin store. It is odorless, and is like a tea put into gel form. Jane has used it for years. Once when she was moving she sprained an ankle, and used Arnica on it, and was able to complete carrying heavy boxes and unpacking them with no trouble. It works for any closed injury. (i.e., don't put it on an open/bleeding wound.) It has no side-effects.