American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) Statement Regarding Recall of Arnica Flower and Stem Arnica Due To Inaccurate Usage Information on Product Label
In light of the recent Arnica recall, the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP), representing the major manufacturers and distributors in the industry, wishes to differentiate homeopathically prepared arnica vs. arnica flower and stem arnica. The AAHP cautions the public regarding the use of non-homeopathically prepared arnica.
The NAC Foods Corporation of Palisades Park, New Jersey, in cooperation with the FDA, announced a voluntary recall on March 22 of the Mi Pepito Arnica Flower and Stem Arnica due to inaccurate usage information on the product label. Although no illnesses had been reported, it is the opinion of the AAHP that selling bulk Arnica flowers / stems to consumers is risky, as ingestion of consumer prepared products from these substances can result in serious illness.
Homeopathic Medicines are manufactured according to the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) and manufactured under the FDA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). The HPUS is an Official Compendium referenced in the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Homeopathic Arnica is offered in topical products for local application and in oral forms for systemic action. Topical dosage forms of homeopathic Arnica contain the plant extract in carefully chosen dilutions. Oral forms consist of homeopathic dilutions (micro-doses) of Arnica Montana. Homeopathic Arnica products are, first and foremost, safe, as they require no mixing or steeping and are ready to use as they come packaged from the pharmaceutical manufacturer. Homeopathy is one of the most widely practiced medical therapies and one of the major advantages to this system of medicine is its high level of safety.