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A. VOGEL Absolüt Arnica Gel for Osteoarthritis 50ml
A. VOGEL Absolüt Arnica Gel for Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis symptoms? A.Vogel Arnica gel relieves osteoarthritis pain in the knee and hand. Efficency without the side effects of synthetic painkillers.
Make Arnica a part of your first aid kit!
This summer, play it safe! When cycling, inline skating or enjoying other sports on wheels, make sure the whole family wears a helmet and protective gear. Always follow the rules of the road, make sure to wear bright and reflective clothing, and assume motorists don’t see you.
And before doing any kind of exercise, to avoid damaging your muscles, always make sure to warm up and stretch: the next day, you’ll be glad you did! We all know that self-propelled sports carry their own share of risk and injuries. Kids get bumps and bruises, and older people who are still kids at heart can trip and get hurt too.
50% fresh Arnica tincture: 5 g gel contains tincture of:
Fresh Arnica (Arnica montana L.) flower* (1:20)...2.5 g, equivalent to 0.125 g dried flower.
Ethanol 94%, purified water, glycerol 85%, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer
Directions of use
External use only: Adults, adolescents and children : (2 years and older): Apply sparingly to affected area 3 - 4 times daily or use as a compress.
Avoid rubbing. Children application should be supervised by an adult.
Actions and pharmacology
An in vitro study looked into the action mechanism of Arnica montana. Its active principles (the sesquiterpenes helenanin, dihydrohelenanin and their esters) inhibit the transcription factor NF-kB, an important mediator in the early cycle on inflammation since it controls the genes for the production of the inflammation mediators such as IL-1, IL-2, IL-6, IL-8 et TNF-á.(1) This study shows that the action of arnica takes place at the beginning of the inflammation cascade. Another in vitro study confirms this anti-inflammatory action.(2) In addition, its anti-inflammatory effect was demonstrated in mice in a test where croton oil is injected in the ear to cause inflammation. Topical application of arnica visibly reduced the inflammation.(2) Researchers from Bioforce in Switzerland compared different preparations of arnica and found that an extract made from fresh arnica is more effective on the NF-kB factor.(3)