“Daisies make me happy! They are pretty to look at and come in so many colors. Did you know Arnica is often referred to as mountain daisy? No wonder I love it,” says Debra Myers, CEO of Enfusia and Muscle Rehab. Arnica has an incredible history as a palliative remedy. For generations, it has aided those with aches and pains.
Arnica montana (scientific name), a member of the sunflower family, is a tall stemmed, daisy-like plant with a single, yellow flower head. The happy flowers are approximately two inches in diameter and bloom between May and August. A native perennial throughout Europe, Arnica montana favors nutrient-poor, sandy soil at elevations from 4,000 to 9,000 feet above sea level. “Makes you wonder,” Myers asks, “was someone hiking, picked a bunch of daisies, and then afterward decided to put them in their bathwater? If I hiked a vertical that high, I too would be sore!”
Today Arnica is an ingredient in more than 100 herbal preparations in Germany, where plant-based medications are well-researched, highly respected, and government regulated.
“When I was researching ingredients for our Muscle Rehab products, I specifically looked for ingredients to help with onset muscle soreness and lactic acid build-up,” recounts Myers.
Lactic acid build-up makes the muscles sore and achy and makes us not want to move. We have all been there! For centuries Arnica has been known to alleviate muscular pain, bruising, sprains, and inflammation. Topically, Arnica is believed to stimulate white blood cell activity and increase circulation, boosting the body’s self-healing mechanism. Enfusia’s Muscle Rehab products use Arnica as their powerhouse ingredient and include USP Epsom salt and 10 pure essential oils, all with the sole intention of aiding the body’s recovery.
“I personally prefer to soak in Muscle Rehab in the evening before bed. It aids with my sleep as my body is relaxed, and I know all the ingredients are working in concert to assist in my total body recovery,” says Myers.
Muscle Rehab’s all new Intro Gift Set is a great way to give the product a try and see how Arnica aids in your muscle soreness and recovery.