3 ways to support injury recovery

Recovering from injuries can be supported and accelerated naturally. Here are two plant extracts and one supplement that can reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.

Arnica Oil

Arnica is a plant that grows in temperate climates like Northern America and Europe. Arnica flowers are yellow and 2 cm wide. They contain an important chemical called helenalin which reduces inflammation. You can read more about Arnica oil here.

Peppermint Essential Oil

To reduce pain, peppermint essential oil is great. Applied topically, it acts as an anesthetic.

Apply 3-4 drops directly on the injury up to 3 times a day. If it is a large surface, feel free to dilute in a carrier oil.

Magnesium

Taken internally, magnesium reduces pain. It is also an important mineral for muscle function. Sisu makes a great supplement that is easy to take.

Magnesium rich foods

Vegetables and fruits

Prickly pears
Spinach, cooked
Swiss Chard, cooked
Edamames, cooked
Potatoes with skin, cooked

Other

Whole grains
Cheese
Black eyed-peas
Soy beans

For more info on which foods contain magnesium click here.