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I have some Arnica pills but was not particularly impressed. Could I grind them up, mix with MSM and a little water and apply topically with some benefit, from your experience?

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 03:24:07 PM EST
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what did you take it for?

i only took it internally once, a monodose after a pretty gruelling dentist visit, and was quite impressed how it calmed me and made the pain seem less. i would take it this way after anything shocking to the whole system, like an accident.

externally, i use a 2% or 5% strength cream, and find it extremely helpful for bruises and sprains, i've used it for decades with reliable results. the sooner you get it onto the affected area, the better and quicker it seems to work.

a tiny little alpine flower, with such an awesome ability to make pain evaporate... it's nice and cool too.

i wouldn't bother with the crushing and mixing routine, iirc the cream's quite easy to find in the pharmacy in the USA.

yay thai food! (tho a little rich in the satfat from coconut.)

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 06:26:55 PM EST
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