Arnica is familiar to many people as a treatment for bruises. However, did you know that Arnica, used as a herbal remedy, can be used to relieve pain? Arnica, together with echinacea, must be amongst the herbal products you should have in your home.
Atrogel® is a herbal remedy made from extracts of fresh Arnica flowers and is an easy-to-apply non-greasy gel. It is ideal if you are looking for a treatment to relieve pain in conditions such as muscle aches and pains, sprains, stiffness and bruising, swelling after injuries and for sporting injuries. It can be used up to 4 times a day.
|Suggested Use:||Adults, children and the elderly: apply 2 to 10cm of the gel gently to the affected area. Use between 2 and 4 times daily for pain relief, or as your healthcare practitioner advises. Arnica gel is suitable for use in pregnancy as long as you have spoken to a healthcare professional. It is also suitable for use whilst breastfeeding.|
|Caution:||Don’t use Atrogel® if you have broken or irritated skin, if you are allergic to arnica preparations or other members of the daisy (Asteraceae / Compositae) family, or any of the other ingredients.|
|Side effects:||Like all arnica products used externally, Atrogel® Arnica gel can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Minor side effects can occur when using Atrogel® Arnica gel. These are likely to affect less than 1 in every 10 people and may take the form of skin reactions (itching, skin rash, dry skin, contact dermatitis). Discontinue the use of arnica gel if you find these side effects are troubling you. If they persist, become serious or are worrying to you talk to a doctor, pharmacist or healthcare practitioner.|
1g of gel contains 500mg of arnica extract, equivalent (on average) to 160mg fresh arnica flowers.
Other ingredients are ethanol, purified water, glycerol (derived from plants) and hypromellose (a thickening agent).
Plants used for A. Vogel products are cultivated according to the strict guidelines of BIO-SUISSE, i.e. without synthetic fertiliser, insecticides, herbicides or pesticides.
All A. Vogel (Bioforce) remedies are produced according to stringent GMP Guidelines (Good Manufacturing Practice) of the European and Swiss Medical Authorities.
Most of the herbs used to produce A.Vogel fresh herb tinctures and tablets are grown using a strict organic protocol in and around Switzerland.
No product testing on animals.
Store at room temperature.
Keep out of reach & sight of children.
FAQ Atrogel® Arnica Gel:
I thought that arnica was only for use in bruises or when bruising occurs?
Arnica has a long history of use as a bruise treatment and this has been its most popular use in the past, when taken in the form of homeopathic arnica tablets. In the form of a gel obtained from freshly harvested herbs, as with Atrogel®, arnica has a traditional use for the relief of pain.
So can I use Atrogel® Arnica gel for bruises?
Yes, arnica herb can also be used externally as a treatment for bruises. Atrogel contains extracts of freshly picked arnica flowers, is licensed as a herbal remedy for bruising, as well as the relief of pain in conditions giving rise to pain and stiffness in muscles and the tissue around joints.
What is the difference between Arnica gel and homeopathic Arnica?
Arnica gel is a herbal product for use topically or externally. This is distinct to arnica taken as small pills or tincture, as a homeopathic remedy, used by some people for the treatment or prevention of bruising. Like other similar remedies, homeopathic arnica is made in a special way which leads it to be diluted successively – the final result is that it behaves in a different way from the original material it started from.
How long can I use Arnica gel for?
There is no restriction to the use of Atrogel® Arnica gel externally – you can use it as long as you need pain relief.
Can I use Arnica gel if I’m taking painkillers internally?
Yes, Atrogel® Arnica gel may be used alongside all other painkilling medication.
Can I use Arnica gel on my children?
Yes, Atrogel® Arnica gel may be used on children of any age.
All information is for reference purposes only. Statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or health condition.