Does Arnica Help Bruising?

If you want to help a bruise heal more rapidly than it would if left unattended, you can apply a dose of topical Arnica to the affected area. Topical Arnica is usually best for skin bruises; however, homeopathic Arnica tablets can also be helpful. Arnica bruise ointment is available in many forms, including gel, cream, and even in a stick. Arnica is beneficial for a wide variety of minor injuries to the muscles, bones, and connective tissues. If your symptoms include bruising or if your injury is aggravated by movement, then homeopathic Arnica is likely to help. Arnica stimulates your body’s natural healing process, facilitating blood flow through the area, which helps to alleviate pain, reduce swelling, and reabsorb bruising. As long as your skin isn’t broken, you can apply Arnica topically in a cream or gel form. For internal aches and pains, you may see greater benefits if you take homeopathic Arnica in a pill or tablet form.