Are you prepping for your plastic surgery procedure and looking for ways to keep swelling and bruising to a minimum? You may have heard of remedies like drinking pineapple juice which is quite popular. But another great remedy that you should add to your post plastic surgery recovery list is Arnica Tea, or Arnica Montana.
But what exactly is Arnica Tea? It’s a bit of a hidden remedy, it’s not as popular as others but it definitely has its benefits. Arnica Montana is a plant related to the sunflower and can be found in Western North America, Europe, and Asia. It started being used for its healing benefits in the 16th century and continues to be a powerful healing remedy. Some other names for Arnica Tea include wolf’s bane, leopard’s bane, and mountain tobacco.
Arnica Tea has a number of benefits and can help counteract the effects of inflammation, bruising, pain, and more. A lot of which is common after plastic surgery, which is why arnica tea can be very beneficial for plastic surgery patients.
Arnica Montana has natural anti inflammatory properties which can help relieve pain while helping to minimize swelling. Applying Arnica Tea topically to any aching joints or muscle soreness will provide immediate pain relief and significantly reduce inflammation.
There are antibacterial and antiviral compounds found in arnica tea that aid in boosting the immune system. The flower helps in regulating the immune response to infections and tissue damage.
Arnica has exceptional healing abilities that not only help reduce swelling but speed up the healing of bruises. The plant works by stimulating the body’s white blood cells that break down fluid and excess blood that may be trapped in joints, muscles, and bruises.
There are a lot of misstatements about products that contain Arnica Tea so we want to help clear that up so you can get to using Arnica Tea to your benefit. We recommend arnica tea topical creams/gels, homeopathic oral pellets, and diluted teas.
If you want to externally use arnica tea, we recommend placing a tablespoon of powdered arnica in a bowl and add a cup of boiled hot water. Let it steep and cool a bit, then place a towel or washcloth and let it soak in the tea mixture. Let the towel or cloth cool and dry a bit so it’s not completely soaked and apply it to any bruises or aches.
Undiluted Arnica tea is extremely dangerous and fatal even if consumed orally. However, arnica tea is safe to consume in a diluted form so if you’re purchasing a package of tea bag arnica tea make sure to read the product label to ensure that it is safe to consume. You would make arnica tea the same way you would make black tea, ginger tea, or any other type of tea.
What you’ll need: 1 tbsp dried arnica flower powder (or arnica tea tea bags), 8 oz of water, 1 tsp of honey (optional).
Start off by boiling water, either in a saucepan or in a teapot. Place one tablespoon of arnica flower powder, or add one tea bag per cup.
Once the water is boiling, pour the water into the cup over the powder or tea bag and let the mixture brew for 3 minutes to 7 minutes.
Feel free to add your sweetener of choice such as honey, or drink with sugar.