I really like to buy all natural alternative type medications because I like to know that they come from the earth and are not made in some laboratory by a scientist. I saw this and thought that it would be a great alternative and be able to replace the cream that I had been using for my muscle pain and my arthritis. It smells a lot like the other stuff that I used before and it seems to be a mix of menthol and eucalyptus, it is a very nice fragrance. Within an hour of putting this on I could tell that it was helping. It is not a quick fix and it does not totally kill all of your pain and make things all better, but it does dull them a lot and more you feel like you are a lot more relaxed and comfortable. I thought that this would be more like a cream but it is actually clear in color and in a gel form, so you only need a little bit of it and it goes a long ways. The most negative thing that bothers me about this product is that it does not seem to last very long once you apply it, you have to reapply within an hour or so after it starts working, so it has a very short effectiveness time.
Pricey But Quite Effective
I have tried almost every topical pain relief product available in my search for the perfect one. The Arniflora Arnica Gel was recommended by a friend who insisted that it was the best thing ever for stiff muscles.
I used this after a particularly tough day that left me stiff and sore. I really liked that unlike many topical pain relievers it does not contain any sort of menthol or similar products which means that it does not feel cool or warm when you apply it to your skin. It just feels completely neutral. There is no alternating heating and cooling and it just works.
This also leaves your skin feeling clean and dry. Many topical pain relievers leave me greasy and sticky but this absorbed quickly and left my skin feeling just like normal.
As for effectiveness I didn't notice that it was any more effective than other brands but I did notice that the pain relief was very fast (within about fifteen minutes), and seems to last for quite a while. When I applied this before bed I did not awaken during the night or the next morning with any returning pain.
What I didn't particularly like was that this is a rather small tube at about three ounces and it can get quite expensive to use over larger areas like the lower back or shoulders.
Vernon Rockville, CT
Muscle Pain Gel
As with most joint relief pain creams say, they claim to be able to produce quick and satisfying results similar to the more commonly known brands. Sadly in my experience with the whole product I am further convinced not to purchase any generic or off brand products when looking for the absolute best quality and the most effective means of treatment as well. This particular muscle stiffness cream was a little further up there in price than other brands so I assumed it would work a little more efficiently on me. As soon as I started to apply it to my body I realized first off that the consistency of the joint cream is a much more runny type substance as opposed to a thicker more substantial cream which right off the bat I didn't like. Then of course there was the issue of the overall smell of it in itself it is not something I would want staining my clothing and furniture.
great for new bumps, bruises and strains
This is a great product to have around. If you strain a muscle and use it immediately, it can keep the inflammation down and speed recovery. If you bump yourself and use it right away, it can reduce the swelling and bruising. Just don't use it on open cuts, scratches, or sores.
This is a great gel product that is all natural and safe for us to use. It is very safe and effective in reliving minor aches and pains on the body topically. This is great for sprains, pulling or just plain inflammation all over the body. Use whenever you need relief and it will be sure to help you.
Great for injuries
I have taken homeopathic remedies since I was a child and can't compare their effectiveness, safety, success rate to any other type of medicines. They are extraordinary. They don't compare. These remedies are made from plant extracts and other nutrients, with the principle that poison kills poison. So whatever ails you, you take that same stuff, in minutiae doses. Kinda like vaccination. But there are no antibodies being injected to you here. Ofcourse it is medicine so good to consult with a practitioner. However arnica gel is like ibuprofen.
It is essentially the remedy arnica montana, used to apply on the body. It works very well for bruises, sprains, aches, pains, soreness. Following the instructions on the tube.
Best natural over the counter medicine for achy muscles
Because of my job, I'm on my feet for hours in a row during the day. As a consequence, my leg muscles usually ache at night. I used to rub your common drugstore remedies for that (Myoflex and similar), but then I got scared when a runner in a marathon died because she OD for using too much topical muscle relaxants. So I asked my acupuncturist what would she recommend, and she pointed to Arnica gel.
You can buy it at drugstores too, and it cost more or less the same than the other creams. But it is all natural, it has no side effect, and it works wonders. My calves start feeling better inmidiately after I apply it. As a secondary use, it is also very good for bruising. If you are clumsy as I am, you will hit yourself with furniture and objects pretty often. As soon as you do it, apply Arnica gel, and you will reduce your bruising significantly. As an added benefit, it doesn't smell, so it is really pleasant and I see no downsizes to using it.
Even my mother's doctor uses this stuff
I absolutely love Arniflora Arnica Gel. In my area Arniflora is the only brand I can find easily, but I would think any Arnica Gel would be the same. Any time anyone in the house has aches or pains I recommend they use the Arnica. I like that it is not a synthesized drug, rather it is homeopathic. My youngest son plays baseball and is a pitcher. He uses the arnica on his arm for relief of pain. I have arthritis in my hands and knees from years of abuse by horses and the Arnica seems to give me a great deal of relief. I like that the Arnilora brand comes in a gel. I think that it also comes in a cream, but I find that the gel is more soothing and rubs in faster and more thoroughly. When we were in the hospital a few years ago with my mom, her doctor said that he, too, uses the Arnica for aches and pains. You can also find Arnica Montana in pill form that I supplement the Arniflora gel with. Once after being kicked by a feisty little gelding I had a bruise on my thigh about eight inches across. It was every color under the sun and covered my entire upper leg. I used the Arniflora gel on it five times a day and the bruise was almost completely gone in a little over a week. That is what sold me on the product.
San Diego, CA
B&T Arniflora Arnica Gel really works for me!!!
For centuries a flowering plant called Arnica montana was used to make a natural medicine to aid in healing and relieve sprains,pains, bruising, swelling and many injuries.
B&T, which stands for the company Boericke & Tafel, has been responsibly making homeopathic pharmaceutical preparations since 1853. One of their products using Arnica montana is Arniflora Arnica Gel. I am happy to say no animal testing was used in their clinical tests.
I have been using** B&T Arniflora Arnica Gel** for many years. I used it before and after aerobic workouts, ballet classes, jogging, long walks, painting, bumps, bruises, sprains, and recovery from surgeries. Since I became disabled I use the gel for bumps, bruises, sprains, strains, swelling, arthritis and the chronic pain I experience Multi-Level Degenerative Disc Disease. It's great for my arthritis in my hands, feet, knees and hips. It helps bring relief to the surrinding areas where I have bone spurs. Swelling from bumps is reduced quickly and my bruises heal faster.
There are times when I also use Arnica tablets but I will save those details for a future review.
I have used** B&T Arniflora Arnica Gel** on black eyes before but not right next to the lashes and very sparingly and cautiously. It was so very helpful. Swelling was greatly reduced. It was very soothing. It definitely sped up the healing process. It's also good for the stiffness I get from the arthritis or when I've been sitting or standing a long time.
I have heard and read that some people use it for dark circles under the eyes and swear it reduces and eliminates them. I haven't tried this but am considering this. I have a concern though, about using any product near the eyes. There is no warning on this package about not using near eyes. I know that other companies warn not to use near the eyes. I'm not sure if they are using the same ingredients. I think I'll contact B&T and ask them more about this. When I receive an answer, I can add the info as an update.
This product is very easy to use. The cap of the tube unscrews very easily so it doesn't hurt my hands to open it. I gently squeeze a bit of the gel into my hand. Then I rub it onto my skin in the affected area. It is quickly and easily absorbed into my skin.
The gel is light and doesn't leave any greasy residue. I often get a slight cooling sensation which I find very soothing. There is a very mild scent that reminds me of just a hint of apples - not unpleasant and very light. It's not at all like perfumes, body sprays nor certain medicated strong smelling ointments like Bengay. I also like how this is a product with which a little goes a long way.
The ingredients are (HPUS): Arnica montana 1X 8% in a witch hazel base.
The (HPUS) stands for Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States. They are the committee which approves homeopathic remedies after thry have gone through thorough strict testing.
There is no need to refrigerate this product. It can be stored at room temperature and not in direct sunlight.
The 1 oz tube fits conveniently in even a smaller purse. When we travel it comes with us.
**B&T Arniflora Arnica Gel** helps the healing process and often eases my pain. I am still amazed and very happy with how effective this natural product is! It I have used it for years and will continue to do so.