Arnica (Arnica Montana), a mountain flower of the Swiss Alps, is one of the best known Pfluger remedies. Arnica (Arnica Montana) has been used for medical purpose since the 1500s and remains popular today. If applied topically as oil, cream, ointment, liniment, salve, or tincture. Arnica has been used by Asians, Europeans and Native Americans to soothe muscle aches, reduce inflammation, and to heal wounds. It is often the first remedy used for injuries such as sprains and bruises.
Arnica contains sesquiterpene lactones, substances known to reduce inflammation and decrease pain.Other active properties are thymol (an essential oil), flavonoids, inulin, carotenoids and tannins.The healing properties of Arnica prevent and alleviate unhealthy scalp conditions thereby preventing dandruff and ensuring adequate nutrition to the hair shaft and follicles. Effectively promotes hair growth and prevents scalp disorders.
Arnica oil also improves the look of dry, damaged hair with split ends.
Olive oil contains Palmatic Acid, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Steanic Acid, Myristic Acid and Glycerides, which helps in Hair loss, Arthritis, Sciatica pains and also to tone up the muscles. One of the benefits of olive oil is that it can prevent and even cure hair loss. When people lose hair, it is due to a hormone responsible for the shrinkage of the hair follicle shaft. However,the production of thathormone, called DHT (dihydrotestosterone), is hampered when olive oil is applied to the scalp.
Olive oil also has antibacterial properties and antifungal properties that fight off common scalp and hair problems.
Head lice and dandruff are two examples of conditions that can be either prevented or hampered by the application of olive oil to the scalp. Olive oil plays an essential role in exercise recovery which is critical to athletic performance because only at rest the effects of training kick in.
During recovery the athlete muscles repair, rebuild and strengthen in response to the breakdown of muscle tissue, the depletion of energy stores, and fluid loss induced by exercise. Its omega 3 rich monounsaturated fats produce anti-inflammatory substances that reduce inflammation alongside its powerhouse of polyphenols whichalso play a role in preventing bone loss.