Arnica, aka Arnica Montana, is a Homeopathic remedy. Arnica can eliminate a bruise if used immediately upon injury. Basically, the sooner you use Arnica, the less bruising will occur, if any bruising at all. If you don’t have Arnica at the time of injury and the bruise sets, Arnica will still help to clear the bruise more quickly. There are two forms of Arnica, the sublingual pellets (usually 5 pellets) which are placed under the tongue; and the topical form which comes in a cream, gel and oil. To give you a example of my experience with Arnica, one day I hit the side of my foot which turned purple within 30 seconds. I immediately put Arnica cream on the point of injury, then placed 5 sublingual pellets of Arnica under my tongue. Within 3 minutes, the deep purple turned soft pink! I had completely stopped the bruise in it’s tracks! Without Arnica, I would’ve had a bruise for at least a couple of weeks. One tip about the sublingual pellets – do not touch them – use the little cap to throw them under your tongue and allow them to dissolve – if pellets are touched, the oil in your fingers will render the sublingual remedy useless. So go get your Arnica and save yourself from those gnarly bruises. Arnica is also great for muscle stress and strain, and also for use a week before any surgeries to help your body heal faster. For those 60+ years of age who experience deep purple bruising at the slightest injury – this will help you immensely.