These “rescue” formulas from Peaceful Mountain combine its healing power with other anti-inflammatory herbs like white willow and peppermint to really take the heat out of sore spots.
Arnica is a time-tested homeopathic plant remedy for muscle soreness, bumps and bruises. A 2007 Swiss study found arnica to be just as effective at producing relief as NSAID pain remedies, and athletes have long been using arnica gel to relieve stiffness — without any of the kidney-taxing side effects. Available at your local natural grocery or from www.peacefulmountain.com. $10 for the tube; $11 for the new pump dispenser, which makes it even easier to slather on.