Does Arnica Really Help Healing after Oral Surgery?
Herbal or homeopathic remedies and other forms of integrative medicine (holistic medicine; new ways to treat the mind, body, and spirit—all at the same time) continue to grow in popularity; however, it is critical that you consult our office and/or your physician prior to taking them to ensure they will be safe for you and produce the desired results. One product, Arnica, is a good example of a safe remedy when used appropriately. This herb, Arnica Montana, is a member of the daisy family and may also be known as leopard’s bane, mountain tobacco, mountain daisy, or wolf’s bane. Studies have shown that certain Arnica preparations can reduce pain, inflammation, and the discoloration associated with sprains and bruises. Learn more about this herb in the article, “Herbal and Homeopathic Remedies: Real Medicine?”