The Remedy Every Mom Needs on Hand!

Well, this weekend was an eventful one for all the wrong reasons. My 6 year old middle son decided to test out his superhero skills by climbing up on our AC units and jumping over our wrought iron fence, a good 9 ft drop due to our retaining wall! Fortunately, he didn’t roll when he landed and fall another 12 feet to our creek nor did he hit his head or neck. Unfortunately, though, he landed wrong and ended up with a spiral fracture to his left tibia. As has become custom in our house, I immediately ran to my natural medicine cabinet to grab our most frequently used remedy. Once at the ER, the doctors and staff were amazed at the lack of swelling and minimal pain he was feeling, and I know I can attribute that to the quick and frequent doses of this medicine immediately following his injury. So with that kind of testimony, I knew I had to share again with you all the power of natural medicine.

The remedy I am referring to is the homeopathic medicine, Arnica Montana. Arnica has become a staple in this house with four active, athletic, and sometimes rambunctious kids. According to Dr. Brown’s booklet that accompanies his remedy kit, Arnica is prescribed for patients and conditions that fit the following description:

General Symptom Profile:

  • #1 remedy for trauma – injuries, falls, blows, and bruises
  • Severe mental stress or shock
  • Fears the approach of anyone
  • Fears being touched
  • Says there is nothing wrong with them
  • Sore, achy, and bruised feeling

Better From: Lying with head low
Worse From: Overexertion and least touch

Condition-Specific Symptoms:

Bleeding: (Seek appropriate medical care depending on severity of bleeding.)

  • Bleeding due to trauma
  • Bleeding after surgery
  • Helps to prevent hemorrhage if taken before surgery
  • Nosebleed due to trauma

Coma: (This is a medical emergency. Call 911.)

  • #1 for overwhelming trauma with coma
  • Unconscious when spoken to – answers correctly but relapses
  • Awakens with hot head
  • Dreams of death/mutilated bodies
  • Place the remedy between the cheek and gums to prevent choking

Dislocation: (Seek medical care to properly set the dislocated joint.)

  • #1 for any traumatic dislocation

Electric Shock: (This is a medical emergency. Call 911.)

  • Follow up remedy for electric shock if phosphorus fails to act

Headache: (Seek immediate medical care for all traumatic head injuries.)

  • All headaches resulting from traumatic injury
  • Confusion
  • Brain sensitivity with sharp, pinching pain
  • Scalp feels tight
  • Brain feels tired

Trauma: (Seek appropriate medical care depending on severity of trauma.)

  • Swelling and discoloration
  • Avoid heat on injury
  • Useful for soft tissue injuries
  • Can be used pre and post surgically

As you can see, Arnica Montana is a very powerful remedy. I know from experience that it can greatly improve outcomes for the simplest of injuries such as a nosebleed to more severe injuries such as concussion or in this case broken bones. I am SO thankful to know about this medicine that stimulates healing for not only my children but also for myself and my husband, friends, family, etc. If you don’t have one of our Acute Care Kits yet, I highly recommend purchasing one so that you have this remedy and 24 others that Dr. Brown suggests all families have on hand. If you’d like to read up on some of my other favorite remedies, click here. If you want to learn more about homeopathic medicine in general, please watch this video and hear about the subject as well as about essential oils from the doctor himself.

Well, I guess I will get back to my new role of catering to my injured son. His wheelchair and walker were just delivered, and although he is enjoying being mobile again after being confined to a couch for 3 days, he is about ready for lunch! Guess all the rolling around is building up his appetite. Hope this info helps some people out there looking for natural treatment options for first aid support and acute conditions!


Til next time,




Kristen Barkley
Kristen Barkley
Kristen is a happily married mom to four beautiful and active children and is the co-founder of Marpé Wellness. She has a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston and completed extensive coursework in the areas of nutrition and fitness. She is excited to be putting her education to use in an industry that she is passionate about where she can help others live a healthier and happier life.

Sign up for a FREE Sample Meal Plan

Before you leave, subscribe for a FREE 2 DAY MEAL PLAN & to stay up to date with news and announcements!