botanical name: 
Arnica montana
alternative names: 
Leopards bane, Wolfs bane

Arnica is bitter, pungent, a bit cooling and a bit sweet, restoring, relaxing and stimulating. In my creams it promotes tissue repair, reduces inflammation and swelling by dissolving congealed blood that has leaked out of broken blood vessels, i.e. clears bruising; relieves the pain of muscles sore from injury, strain or surgery, and stimulates immunity.

bruises, sprains and strains cream

60gm. I first created this cream about 30 years ago for my step sons and their father who work in theatre and films building sets. Their accidents and injuries tested my designs beautifully! I improved it over the years until it became the best cream for healing my son, who is a Kung Fu Master teacher, Stuntman, Weapons master and Fight trainer/designer. His pupils use it too – they say it’s the best they can find. I made it to dissolve the blood that has leaked out of broken blood vessels and formed bruising.

55gm of hypericum flowers infused in sweet almond oil; flaxseed and castor oils; beeswax and shea butter; herb tinctures of calendula, comfrey, lavender, arnica, rosemary, cayenne; essential oils of eucalyptus, rosemary, lavender, wintergreen; Himalayan Flower Enhancers – vital spark and let go.