Found in: Superlative Body Balm
Key benefits: Anti-inflammatory. Analgesic. Reduces bruising and swelling.
Derived from: Arnica flowers
Arnica is a flowering plant that grows mainly in Europe, Siberia and parts of North America. An analgesic and anti-inflammatory, it has long been used topically in both traditional and homeopathic medicines for pain relief and to help with the reduction of bruising and swelling. It’s proven especially effective in treating arthritis. Arnica extract has also been reported to increase resistance to bacterial infections.