Homeopathic Pain Relievers

Homeopathic gels, creams, and ointments offer quick relief from the pain and inflammation of strains, sprains, bruises, and arthritis. A 2011 study found one such remedy to be “greater than the sum of the active components, suggesting a synergistic interaction between all components of the preparation.” Ingredients in that formula included Aconitum napellus, Arnica montana, Echinacea purpurea, Calendula officinalis, and Hypericum perforatum, among others. Topical homeopathic rubs are often made with a vegetable oil base, and they tend to be odor free and nonstaining.