This post is all about using arnica during your pregnancy period.
Role Of Arnica in Pregnancy
Arnica montana, a daisy lookalike (also known as leopard’s bane) is a herb grown in Central Europe. They are turned into homeopathic products like gels, creams, oils etc. It is used to repair scars and other injury marks. Also, it is beneficial to remove gouts, arthritis, strains and other inflammation while some claim it can even cure herpes disease.
Though some claim that Arnica is toxic if taken internally, homeopathic remedies stand on their valid point to prove others wrong. Homeopathic physicians are of the judgment that since the remedies are strictly natural and this herb can be consumed orally in tiny proportions to heal pains and swelling after surgery. It also helps women to alleviate pain pre and post labor. Though it decreases pain in women before and after childbirth, some medical practitioners recommend usage of this herb during pregnancy period as it helps women endure the labor pain ALTHOUGH over intake of this herb can also contract the uterus muscles to contract and can manipulate with safe childbirth.
Arnica diagnosis – pills and cream:
This herb is provided over the counter in cream or via pills. Above all Arnica cream pregnancy works like a charm for women who have successfully undergone labor and are recuperating with surgery pain by minimizing the visibility of scars and minor blemishes during childbirth. It also aids in reducing swelling and other joint pains.
Though Arnica capsules with dosage of 6C (600 times diluted) and 30C (300 times diluted) are available widely, it is best recommended to consult your homeopathic doctor before intake of these capsules.
Side effects of Arnica:
Intake of this herb is highly risky and should be consumed as per the dosage. Besides, some of the risk factors include cramps in the uterus, insomnia, constipation, total exhaustion etc. Women who are breastfeeding SHOULD COMPLETELY AVOID this herb as it can indulge with the milk though currently there are no reports as to how endangering arnica can be to the mother and the newborn baby.
FDA as on 2011 have emphasized that oral ingestion of this herb can be hazardous and if negated can lead to kidney or liver failure. Moreover, it also claims that more research needs to be done on homeopathic medicines. Finally, better discretion is advised for usage of such controversial medication.