Arnica Montana offers an inexpensive, safe alternative to standard non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Bunions are the painful enlarged bone and tissue at the joint of the big toe and foot. About 90 people who had bunion surgery took 10 tablets of the homeopathic remedy Arnica Montana or 50 mg of the NSAID diclofenac, three times per day. Four days after surgery, those who had taken Arnica Montana were able to move about more freely than the diclofenac group. While the diclofenac group reported less pain than the Arnica Montana group, 95 percent in the Arnica Montana group were able to stay on the treatment compared to less than 80 percent for diclofenac. The surgery wounds healed equally well in both groups.
Nutrition; 2008, electronic pre-publication.