Often we experience the bumps and bruises of daily life. Some of those accidents produce wounds that take weeks to heal. Healing AC Cream contains calendula and arnica, two flowers in a homeopathic solution proven to promote the rapid healing of injuries. Here is some specific information about the historical uses of these two tissue-healing herbs. Arnica
Scientific Name: Arnica montana
Common Names: Mountain Tobacco, Leopard's bane
Description: Of the thistle family, this plant grows 10-12 inches high. It has many small yellow flowers which bloom in July and August.
Habitat: Native to the mountains of North America.
Medicinal Properties: Arnica relieves pain and acts as a natural antibiotic and anti-inflammatory.
For painful injuries in which the skin is not broken arnica is very beneficial. Arnica applied to areas of bruising stops bleeding, eases pain, and prevents the large purple mark from forming. Arnica also helps conditions such as pulled muscles and tendons. It brings down swelling such as found in bumps on the head and injured limbs. Arnica can also be applied to swollen and painful rheumatic joints. It is not only extremely effective, it works remarkably fast.
Using Healing AC Cream: Apply the cream generously and massage it into the injured area 2-3 times daily or as needed. It works best when applied as soon as the injury occurs. Distress Remedy taken internally is an excellent complementary product. Do not apply this cream to open wounds or broken skin. Calendula
Scientific Name: Calendula officinalis
Common Names: Pot marigold, Mary Gowles
Description: This rounded bush reaches heights of 2 feet. It has large, yellow or orange flowers with many petals, and blooms from June to winter.
Habitat: Now a common garden flower, calendula is native to Europe.
Medicinal Properties: Calendula has long been used in an ointment form for many first aid treatments. It was used in the Middle ages to treat varicose veins, bedsores and skin blemishes.
Today calendula is used for much the same purpose. Calendula relieves pain and has been found to be a natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic.
Carotenoids are important in the body for the healing of the skin. Calendula, high in carotenoids as noted by the bright yellow or orange color of the flowers, can assist in a quick and efficient recovery of the skin. For example, rough and cracked hands and face, and dry lips, sore from exposure, become smooth and pain free with a few applications of calendula. For new mothers, calendula can effectively relieve sore nipples and the baby's diaper rash. Athlete's foot or fungus growing around the genitals can be healed with calendula.
Calendula is also very astringent. When applied to a bruise, it helps the small blood vessels to seal, stopping bleeding and preventing bruising. Calendula is also effective for the same reasons on varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
Calendula increases circulation in the areas to which it is applied. Nurses have found that because of these properties, calendula works well in treating and preventing bed sores. When AC Cream is rubbed on spots susceptible to sores, increased circulation prevents sores from forming.