We do use widely for 17 years remedy called Traumeel . It can substitute in many cases steroids and non steroidal anti inflammatory NSAIDs .
Musculoskeletal injuries are on the rise. First-line management of such injuries usually employs the RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) approach to limit excessive inflammation. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are also commonly used to limit inflammation and to control pain. Traumeel®, a preparation with bioregulatory effects is also used to treat the symptoms associated with acute musculoskeletal injuries, including pain and swelling. Traumeel is a fixed combination of biological and mineral extracts, which aims to apply stimuli to multiple targets to restore normal functioning of regulatory mechanisms. There is an evidence of Traumeel’s action on the inflammatory process, and of its efficacy and tolerability in randomized trials, as well as observational and surveillance studies for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Traumeel has shown comparable effectiveness to NSAIDs in terms of reducing symptoms of inflammation, accelerating recovery, and improving mobility, with a favorable safety profile. While continued research and development is ongoing to broaden the clinical evidence of Traumeel in acute musculoskeletal injury and to further establish its benefits, current information suggests that Traumeel may be considered as an anti-inflammatory agent that is at least as effective and appears to be better tolerated than NSAIDs.
The ingredients of Traumeel have been used for many years for therapeutic purposes, such as for pain (Atropa belladonna), inflammation (Echinacea), bruising (Arnica montana), wound healing (Matricaria recutita, Calendula officinalis), bleeding (Achillea millefolium), edema (Mercurius solubilis), and infections (Hepar sulfuris). Based on such observations, Traumeel was developed by the German physician, Dr Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg in the 1930s; he combined botanical and mineral substances to produce this natural medicine to treat musculoskeletal injuries and inflammation
The anti-inflammatory effect of Traumeel results from the activity of the various components on the different phases of the inflammatory response. For example, Aconitum napellus, Matricaria recutita, Hamamelis virginiana, and Hypericum may reduce pain associated with inflammation; Mercurius solubilis may be anti-inflammatory; while Arnica montana, Calendula officinalis, Echinacea, and Symphytum may accelerate wound healing.43 Study of single components of Traumeel has shown that Arnica montana, Hamamelis virginiana, Achillea millefolium, Aconitum napellus, Atropa belladonna, and Mercurius solubilus exert a considerable inhibitory effect on edema, while other components have a pro-inflammatory effect (Calendula officinalis, Echinacea purpurea, Matricaria recutita); yet others are reported not to influence the development of edema (Symphytum, Hypericum, Hepar sulfuris).43 However, the effect of Traumeel was found to be greater than the ‘sum’ of the active components, suggesting a synergistic interaction between all components of the preparation have a bearing on the final effect.