Arnica Montana is a flowering plant from Europe used in homeopathic medicine for centuries to treat pain and swelling. Homeopathy is based on the view that minute doses can treat disease symptoms of substances that produce similar symptoms when provided in larger quantities to healthy people. There has also been some legislation by the Federal Trade Commission on the marketing and labeling of homeopathic products. There are quite a few small studies on Arnica Montana to treat acute conditions like sore muscles and post-operative pain. This episode answers a question on whether there is any research on the use of Arnica Montana for post-partum pain, efficacy, risks, or dosing pre or post-delivery.
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