Information on Sprains

DescriptionA sprain is injury to the muscles, tendons or ligaments around a joint, usually as a result of trauma. Sprains result in swelling and pain in the affected joint.
Treatment PlanSprains are treated with rest, elevation of the affected joint and ice packs to reduce the swelling. Herbal anti-inflammatories, astringents, and trauma herbs can also help speed recovery.

Herbal Remedies for Sprains

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Arnicaanti-inflammatory, antitraumaticoil, tincture, tablets as directed
Witch Hazelastringentliniment externally
St. John's Wortanti-inflammatoryoil externally, tincture internally
Sweet Cloverblood moveroil externally
Horse Chestnutantiinflammatorycream