some of the most common and effective remedies for various muscle aches, pains,
bruising and injuries from sports, physical exercise and/or exertion:
Arnica is the sine qua non for all forms of trauma, including soft tissue
injuries, falls, blows, bruises, contusions, sprains, strains, broken bones,
overexertion, mental stress, shock, and PTSD. Arnica is an essential addition
to any sports first aid kit. Arnica can be helpful at the time of acute
injury or even years later for injuries that have failed to completely heal.
Hypericum is one of the best medicines for injured nerves, especially in
sensitive areas like the fingers, toes, and under the nails. It is useful in
crush injuries, painful lacerations, and when intolerable, violent, shooting,
and sharp pains are present. It is helpful in cases of brain and spinal cord
injury. Hypericum can be used when wounds feel more tender than they look. It
can also be helpful post-operatively for nerve injuries or after tooth
Rhus tox is helpful in cases where there is pain and stiffness of muscles and
joints known as the “rusty gate” phenomenon. Helpful in strains and
sprains caused by over-lifting or overexertion.
Ruta is highly effective in cases of injured or bruised bones, joints, and
tendons that present sore, aching pains and restlessness. Ruta has special
affinity for the flexor tendons of the ankles and wrists. It is helpful in
cartilage injuries and bruises of the periosteum. Helpful insciatic pain that is worse when lying down at night and for persistent
lameness and weakness after sprains or strains.
Symphytum is particularly helpful in injuries to bones, cartilages, and
periosteum when there is excessive pain. It is good for old painful injuries
that have failed to heal properly. Useful in fractures and broken bones where
there is a pricking or stitching sensation that remains after the wound is
healed. Symphytum is known for its ability to help heal nonunion of fractures.