Muscular aches, pains and stiffness, sprains, bruises, swelling after sports injuries… there are countless ways your body can hurt!
Muscle pain and sprains can arise for a number of reasons but sprains are particularly common for those who partake in sports and exercising. Sprains occur when damage is done to a ligament, usually in the form of a stretch or tear. If you’ve been unfortunate enough to experience a sprain, you’ll know the pain it can cause.
The cause of muscle pain may be a little harder to pinpoint. It can arise the days following a strenuous exercise, a day in the garden, turning awkwardly, when your body is run down, if you’re suffering from the flu or through repetitive strain. Of course, stress can also be a cause of muscle pain, particularly in areas such as the neck or shoulders.
Arnica is a herb that has long been used for bruising but A.Vogel Atrogel Arnica Gel, made from freshly harvested Arnica Montana, is an excellent option if you are looking for external targeted pain relief. This pleasant smelling gel is easy and quick to apply, and ideal for keeping in the gym bag. It can also be used by pregnant women and alongside other medications. If applied as soon as the pain is experienced, it can help cease the inflammatory process of the injury.
After investing in 15 years of research, A.Vogel were able to determine the perfect climate and soil for Arnica Montana to flourish in. This fussy plant requires a lot of TLC. Constant weeding is necessary as Arnica does not spread out across the ground. It also needs to be hand harvested as the flower is the only part used in Atrogel. The use of a machine would mean too much stalk being taken. Also, you don’t want to disturb the butterflies too much!
The yield from each crop is low as they only take the flower, which must be used fresh from harvest to give the most potent tincture. Therefore acres of countryside are covered in the bright yellow flowers.
Atrogel is a traditional herbal medicinal product for use in the symptomatic relief of muscular aches, pains and stiffness, sprains, bruises and swelling after contusions, exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy.There are no restrictions in the use of this product, but read the information leaflet inside the packet before use and see your healthcare practitioner if you have any concerns.