Product Review: Arnicare Tablets and Gel
Arnicare Tablets and Gel are two types of tablets used to treat cold symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose etc. They contain arnica extract which helps in treating these symptoms. Arnica is a plant with medicinal properties that contains natural chemicals called flavonoids (flavones). These chemicals have been shown to improve blood circulation and reduce inflammation.
The flavone compounds found in arnica may help to relieve symptoms associated with the common cold. Arnica is also known as Indian mint or Indian pennyroyal.
The active ingredient in arnicare tablets and gel is a combination of both the alkaloids and flavonoid components of arnica. It is made up of 2 parts flavanols, 1 part flavones, and 0.5 parts caffeine. There are different types of arnicare tablets and gels.
Some contain only one type of active ingredient while others include other ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, spices etc.
Arnicare Tablets and Gel are available in various strengths ranging from 10 mg to 100 mg. The strength varies depending upon the patient’s weight and body temperature. For example, if a person weighs 80 kg then the tablet would be 50 mg whereas if they weigh 150 kg it would be 75 mg.
Arnica should not be used in infants, pregnant or breastfeeding women, or people who suffer from bleeding problems, stomach ulcers or asthma. It can also increase the risk of bleeding if used with other medicines that increase the risk of bleeding (e.g.anticoagulants such as warfarin and heparin).
Arnica is not suitable for everyone; people with allergies to arnica or its related plants (e.g. daisies, chamomile etc) should not use arnica. It should not be applied to large areas of skin (e.g.
over 15% of body surface area). This can cause arnica to build up in the body and may be toxic.
Where can I buy arnicare products?
You can buy arnicare from most chemists, grocery stores or online. If you buy it from a chemist you can choose from the many different types and strengths of arnica. You can also find out how to use it and what conditions it can treat. Most pharmacies have staff that can help you choose the right one for you.
Arnica is also available from many online retailers such as Amazon and eBay. When you buy from these sites you may have to choose from a limited range of products, but the main advantage of buying online is the broad range of prices.
Arnica should be stored in a cool dry place and away from direct sunlight. It should not be kept in the bathroom or other humid areas, as this can affect its quality.
What is arnicare used for?
Arnica is used to treat a wide range of conditions. It is most commonly used to treat inflammation, bruising, swelling, aches and pains. It can be used to treat the symptoms of the common cold; such as fever, aches and pains and to reduce the healing time of wounds. It can also be used to relieve pain after dental procedures or surgery.
Arnica is available as tablets, capsules, ointment, cream or lotion.
How do I use arnicare?
Always follow the instructions on the packaging when using arnica. These instructions vary depending on which type you are using. For example, the instructions for a bottle of arnica tablets will be different from a tube of arnica cream. Never use more than the recommended dose and never more than 4 times a day.
Arnica should not be used on broken skin. It should not be used for more than 10 days continuously. It should not be used if you are allergic to arnica or any related plants (e.g.
chamomile, daisies etc).
The best way to use arnica is after a bath or shower when the skin is clean and open. Gently rub the arnica cream into the desired area until it disappears.
What are the ingredients in arnicare?
Arnica is a herbal remedy and contains no chemicals or unnatural ingredients.
Can I use arnica with other medicines?
Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicines, medication, herbs or supplements.
As arnica can increase the risk of bleeding, it should not be used with other medicines that have the same effect (e.g. warfarin).
Are there any side effects?
Arnica is safe and generally well tolerated.
The most common side effects of arnica are:
Skin irritation where the ointment was applied.
Allergic reactions. Check with your doctor immediately if you experience facial swelling, itching or difficulty breathing.
Stinging or burning sensation.
If you experience any serious or unexpected side effects while taking arnica, contact your doctor immediately.
When should arnica not be used?
Arnica is not usually used in children under 6 years of age.
It shouldn’t be used by people who are allergic to arnica or related plants such as chamomile and daisies.
If you are taking any other medication, especially warfarin (e.g. coumadin) as arnica may increase the risk of bleeding.
Arnica should not be used for more than 10 days continuously.
Always seek medical advice before use if you have an ongoing condition (especially related to the heart or blood), usually if you are taking any medication on a regular basis or are pregnant.
Please ensure that you seek advice from a doctor before using arnica cream on children under the age of 6 or if you are pregnant. Always read the warning label on the packaging and contact your doctor immediately if you have any allergies or existing medical conditions.
Arnica is not a substitute for medical treatment. If you have an ongoing condition or severe symptoms, always seek proper medical advice. Do not use arnica cream for more than 10 days continuously or for pain lasting longer than 3 months.
How to buy Arnicare (Arnica) Cream Online in the UK
Arnicare is a popular choice among customers looking for effective but low cost pain relief that can be found easily in most pharmacies and supermarkets. We sell our own British made homeopathic arnica cream called ARNICA100 at £2.49 per 15g tube. We also sell a slightly stronger version called ARNICA200 at £2.99 per 15g tube.
Our own brand creams are manufactured to exacting laboratory standards and are of the highest quality but still priced significantly lower than other brands.
What is Arnicare used for?
Arnicare is a homeopathic treatment for pain and aches in muscles, tendons and joints. It is suitable for use in all ages.
How does Arnicare work?
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by serial dilutions, each one a step closer to removal of all detectable trace elements of the original material. The remaining particles left are said to retain an energy, or vitalistic principal, called a ‘materia medica’. Each remedy also has a characteristic set of symptoms called a ‘proving’ from which its uses are derived.
Arnica is the most popular remedy of this type. It is widely used for pain relief and is also often taken by sport players to relieve muscle soreness after exercise.
How do you use Arnicare?
You can rub the arnica cream into your skin, or you can also use it to wet a cloth and then apply the cloth to the affected area.
The best place to buy Arnicare Cream and other similar homeopathic medicines is from a homeopath or a herbalist as they will be able to advise you on which one is right for your condition. Alternatively, you can buy these products from an online health store.
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Before buying any product containing arnica, you should consult a medical professional and inform them you are considering using arnica as it can interfere with certain medicines. You should never use this product for more than 10 days continuously.
What is the dose of Arnicare?
You should use the lowest effective dose for the shortest amount of time.
How quickly does Arnicare work?
The product is not a medicine and does not ‘work’ in the same way as drugs. Homeopathy works more slowly than conventional medicine, but some people feel an effect almost immediately. Others say that they feel the benefit after several days or even weeks.
How long should you take Arnicare?
You should consult a medical professional before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have an ongoing medical condition or are taking prescription medication. If in doubt, don’t use the product.
You should not use the cream continuously for more than 10 days at a time. You should seek medical advice if the condition persists after 10 days.
Who shouldn’t use Arnicare?
Arnica can interfere with certain medicines. If you are using any of the following it’s best to consult a medical professional before using arnica cream:
Blood-thinners (e.g. Warfarin)
Anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. Ibuprofen)
Diuretics (water tablets), including over-the-counter medicines such as hydrochlorothiazide or lisinopril
Who knows what I might do when I finally lose all my marbles?
Harold Harold was a popular name in Victorian England, the time in which this story is set. It was the most popular boys name of that time. This story is about two different Harold’s both named after their father, but both with very different personalities. There is the older brother Harold who is pleasant and well-liked by everyone. He works hard at his job and has a good reputation as an employee. Then there is the younger brother Harold, who is a lazy good-for-nothing. He has never had a job and spends all of his time at home, either sleeping or demanding money from his mother.
Harold the younger was also always ill as a child and his mother doted on him constantly when he was growing up. She believed that he would do great things if only he tried. This caused Harold to become lazy and know-it-all. He never really had any friends, so he spent all his time at home, reading.
He became an expert on many subjects that no one else knew or cared about.
Harold the elder had to practically choose between mother and son when it came to the annual family trip. Harold the elder was married with a wife and two children of his own. Every year for vacation, he would like to take his own wife and children somewhere nice for a week or two. Every year, Harold the younger would complain that he wasn’t invited.
Every year, his mother would say that if Harold the elder could afford to take his whole family on holiday then he could afford to take his little brother as well.
Harold the younger was not short of cash. He had a small inheritance from his maternal grandfather who died a year before the story starts. And he had a large collection of valuable coins. Harold the elder had been encouraging his younger brother to invest his money, but Harold the younger preferred to keep his coins in a tin box under his bed.
He said that the bank was run by criminals who would probably steal all his money one day.
Harold the elder’s wife had recently inherited some money and she wanted to help her mother out with the costs of raising Harold the younger.
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