Homeopathic Arnica

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Arnica is typically the first remedy prescribed for any type of trauma or injury whether physical, mental or emotional. It is used extensively in both acute and chronic states.[1]


  • Plant: Arnica montana, also known as Leopard's bane
  • Short Form: Arn


The following are the main indications for Arnica[2], [3]

  • Trauma, Injuries, Falls, Sprains and Strains with bruising, bleeding or shock
  • Shock whether mental, emotional or physical
  • Surgery: used both pre- and post- surgery to promote healing and to decrease bruising, shock and stress to the body

Other common conditions: serious head trauma or concussion, black eyes, nose bleeds, fractures, fright, eye injuries, sciatica, tendinitis and wounds.


  • Triggers: trauma or shock or any kind
  • General: bruising, bleeding, shock
  • Worse: touch, overexertion, injuries
  • Better: lying down with the head low
  • Psychological: wants to be left alone, insists that nothing is wrong, feels emotionally bruised..
  • Other symptoms: weak, sore back, black and blue following an injury, fainting after an accident or traumatic injury, internal and external bleeding.
  • Medicinal Actions:

Analgesic, antiecchmotic, anti-inflammatory topically, vulnerary,

Prescribing Considerations

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on homeopathic principles and after a detailed case taking. The prescription recommendations below are provided only as a guide. It is always recommended to consult with a naturopathic doctor or homeopathic practitioner prior to taking any homeopathic remedies, especially if your health is compromised or if your symptoms due to resolve in a timely fashion. The general recommendations for Arnica include:[4]

  • Arnica is one of the most common acute homeopathic remedies used. It is also used for chronic conditions especially when their onset was triggered by trauma or shock.
  • both low and high potencies are used
  • for chronic conditions high potencies are typically recommended
  • may be applied both topically (locally) and internally
  • Complementary remedies: Aconite, Ipec
  • Compare: Aconite, Bapt, Bellis, Hamam, Rhus toxicodendron, Hypericum
  • Andidoted: by Camphor


  1. Morrison Roger (1993) Desktop Guide, to Keynote and Confirmatory Symptoms Hahnmann Clinic Publishing
  2. Hershoff Asa (2000) Homeopathic Remedies, A Quick and Easy Guide to Common Disorders and their Homeopathic Treatments, Avery Publishing Group, New York.
  3. Ullman Robert, Reichenberg-Ullman Judyth (1997) Homeopathic Self-Care, the quick and easy guide for the whole family. Prima Publishing.
  4. Boericke W (1996) Pocket Manual of Hemoeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory, a Chapter on Rare and Uncommon Remedies, B. Jain Publishers, India.