Traditionally effective

Arnica

Arnica (Arnica montana) is native to most continents of the earth – in mountain ranges above approx. 2,600 metres. In many countries it’s a protected species. Its use as a medicinal plant can be traced back to the 17th century. It grows to up to a height of 50 centimetres. It’s the yellow flower heads, with their characteristically aromatic scent, that are used.

Pharmacologically important ingredients include sesquiterpene acetone, flavonoids, coumarin and essential oil.

Besides increasing blood flow, arnica’s active agents are also appreciated for their cooling effect on sunburn and insect bites and for aiding recovery following sprains. Sebastian Kneipp said of arnica: “Arnica is priceless. It deserves to be the first remedy you reach for to treat an injury, that’s why I cannot recommend it highly enough.” Arnica montana was named Medicinal Plant of the Year 2001.

Arnica extract from arnica flowers is used in our Arlberger Arnica Gel, Arlberger Murmelin Sports and Joint Salve, Arlberger Murmelin Rubbing Alcohol and Arlberger Arnica Rubbing Alcohol.

Tension

When your body tenses up

What a wonderful feeling it is to wake up in the morning ready to jump out of bed and seize the day. But then you feel your stiff neck.

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A mountain of used tissues, countless spoonfuls of cough syrup, copious quantities of tea, lozenges, chest rubs and hot baths spring to mind when you think about colds, don’t they?

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It’s mainly children and the elderly who’ll notice these small, round growths on the surface of the skin. But what causes warts and how do you get rid of them?

What causes dry skin?

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body, with a surface area of approx. 2 square metres? That’s crazy when you consider that it’s exposed to external and internal influences day in, day out.

Raw materials

Hay Flowers

Apart from the wonderful scent that the hay flower (Graminis flos) exudes, the essential oils it contains have a positive effect on the body.

Thyme

Thyme (Thymian vulgaris) belongs to the Mint family and grows to up to 50 centimetres in height. It loves sunny, dry spots, preferably rocky heaths in the Mediterranean region, although it’s also native to Austria.

Marigold

The marigold (Calendula officinalis), also known as calendula, is one of the most popular medicinal plants that has been recommended by Hildegard von Bingen and many others before and since.

Marmot

The beneficial effect of marmot oil as in old home recipes has been prized for centuries, above all in the alpine region.