Provides a high concentration of Arnica. (Traditionally) used in herbal medicine to help relieve pain and/or inflammation in muscles and joints (e.g. sprains, bruises, joint pain). Provides symptomatic relief of pain associated with osteoarthritis in the knee and hand.
Adults and children (2+): Apply sparingly to affected area 3-4 times daily, or use as a compress.
For external use only. Do not apply on open wounds and broken skin. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Wash hands thoroughly after use, unless product was applied to the hands. Discontinue if hypersensitivity occurs such as redness or edematous dermatitis and eczema.
Do not use if allergic to Asteraceae/ Compositae (daisy) family and in case of known allergy to any of the ingredients in the product.
Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing.
Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
Do not use if safety seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.
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