As seasons change, so do our activities. We take up new sports and exercise routines; we take to the outdoors, start gardening again or tackle a home improvement projects. And strains from these new, unaccustomed tasks are likely to cause sore muscles.

Fortunately, there’s Arnicare from our friends at Boiron, a convenient and reliable medicine for muscle pain, stiffness, and bruises.

The powerhouse in this natural formula is Arnica montana, a natural pain reliever that has been used for centuries. This bright yellow, daisy-like flower grows one to two feet tall when it blooms in July and August, and it’s typically found on the moist, grassy meadows in the hills of northern and central Europe and Siberia. It can be used as an ointment, gel, or cream on unbroken skin or taken internally when diluted homeopathically.

St. Hildegard, a German nun known for her keen observation or nature and physiology, wrote extensively about the healing properties of the Arnica plant in the 12th century, and since at least the 16th century, laborers in the European mountains have used it to relieve aches and bruises.

Now, Arnica is one of the most popular homeopathic medicines in the world. Professional athletes use it to soothe sore muscles, cosmetic surgeons use it to relieve post-procedure pain, and parents use it to treat playground bumps and bruises.

Bonus points: Arnicare can also be used to relieve travel stiffness and reduce bruise discoloration.

This medicine cabinet essential is the perfect answer to all of life’s little injuries. Find Arnicare at the wellness department of your local Earth Fare.

Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, no accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

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