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Traumeel Cream Review – 8 Reasons Why

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Facts | Nutrition Info | Pros & Cons | Cautions | Cost | How To Take | Verdict

Traumeel Cream formula is a homeopathic remedy designed to offer a temporary relief of aching, bruising, or sore muscles.

It is produced by a leading company in the herbal remedies industry called Brauer Professional and sold by Golden Glow. Brauer Professional’s beginnings date back to 1929 when Herman Brauer, a German immigrant in Australia began to manufacture and sell homeopathic remedies to local healthcare professionals. Today the company provides natural homeopathic medicine to over 4000 pharmacies and health food stores all over Australia.

Traumeel Cream is addressed to both adults and children. It is a local action product aiming to temporary relief muscle related pain (bruise or soaring), sprains, swelling and strains due to sports activities, pain caused by joint inflammation associated with arthritis or soft tissue trauma.

Homeopathy is an alternative medicine which is based on the concept of “like cures like.” Practitioners claim that a substance that causes the symptoms of a condition in healthy people may be the effective cure for similar symptoms in sick people.

As a homeopathic product Traumeel Cream is based mainly on herbal extracts, tinctures of plants traditionally used to treat muscle and tissue related wounds but also a large diversity of other types of affections (fever, colds, ulcers, headaches, urinary problems, eye injury, etc.).


1) Traumeel Cream Quick Facts

Traumeel Cream is an herbal based remedy. Achillea millefolium is a perennial plant with claimed benefits as a tonic, stimulant, astringent and diaphoretic. It is also known as a healing herb in healing cuts, abrasions and wounds. Side effects are rare. Prolonged use may increase the risk of photosensitivity of the skin.

Bellis Perennis is mainly used to relief muscle soreness and is used upon the muscular fibers of the blood vessels, to ease venous congestion caused by mechanical causes, bruises and soreness. The Bellis Perennis is well tolerated by human body if taken In homeopathic doses. However, it may cause some side effects like respiratory allergies or blood clotting. It is advised to be avoided by people with known allergies to the Asteraceae/Compositae family.

Calendula Officinalis is believed to be a very powerful plant with antiseptic properties effective especially in the case of open wounds, ulcers or injuries that heal very hard. Most common side effects reported are skin and eye irritation, allergic reactions- from skin rash to anaphylactic shock and severe reduction in blood glucose.

Traumeel Cream is not an approved or clinically researched formula. The composition is mainly of plant dilutions which are not approved as effective in any of the ailment claims. However these have been used as traditional natural remedies for centuries and their benefits are supported by folk medicine.

Nutrition Info

2) Ingredients of Traumeel Cream

Traumeel Cream contains the following ingredients: Achillea millefolium, Bellis perennis, Calendula, Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea, Hamamelis virginiana, Matricaria recutita, Aconitum napellus, Arnica Montana, Atropa belladonna, Hepar sulfuris, Hypericum perforatum, Mercurius solubilis Hahnemanni, Symphytum, and Ointment base containing: emulsifying cetylstearyl alcohol, liquid paraffin, soft white paraffin, purified water, and alcohol.

3) What Does Traumeel Cream Do?

Traumeel Cream is a mixture of 12 active natural ingredients and two chemical active ingredients that are claimed to help reduce muscle and joint pain. The manufacturer offers information about how much of each ingredient is included in the formula.

From our web research, we found conflicting evidence regarding the Effectiveness of Traumeel. Firstly, as this product is homeopathic, one must understand that it is heavily diluted.

Arnica, which is the most famous ingredient included this formula, is a plant that has been used traditionally for a long time for its anti-inflammatory properties. Although the main ingredient, it can barely be found in the composition. Some researchers find it hard to believe that a diluted arnica cream can have a similar biochemical effect as full-strength arnica extracts. Their concern is understandable as even the Effectiveness of the full-strength arnica creams is under question, and those kinds of creams contain approximately 65.000 times more arnica than Traumeel. Another problem with this product is the fact that it is directed towards all sorts of physical pain (muscle pain, joint pain, fractures, etc.). It seems highly unlikely that the same formula could be effective for different conditions, with different chemistry.

To understand how this formula is supposed to work, one must first understand homeopathy. Homeopaths believe that an extremely diluted form of an ingredient that would usually cause a medical condition, for example, inflammation, can have the opposite effect, in this case, anti-inflammatory effects. Their beliefs are so far disapproved by scientific evidence as expensive analyses of the research of homeopathy could not find enough evidence to support it as a treatment for any medical conditions. According to their findings, there are just too many problems with diluted formulas for them to be effective.

For pain relief, rub onto the affected area in the morning and night.

There are testimonials posted online about Traumeel Cream. What is being stated includes the following:

  • Rapidly healed my muscle trauma

  • It is great for pain and swelling

  • Helped me in the management of tendonitis

  • Great for sport injuries

  • It is great for inflammations

Pros & Cons

4) Traumeel Cream: Pros and Cons

  • 30-day money-back guarantee offered by the distributor
  • Reputable manufacturer
  • Discounts offered for orders over $80


5) What You Need to Know Before Taking Traumeel Cream

  • Lack of reviews from consumers
  • Contradictory opinions about the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies
  • Lack od consumer testimonials


6) Traumeel Cream Cost

Traumeel Cream is sold by 50 grams. It is an averagely-priced supplement and should last for an extended period. This product can be purchased from numerous retailers, including directly from the manufacturer. Please note that the price usually varies between them. Some retailer may offer discounts and money-back guarantees.

How To Take

7) How to Take Traumeel Cream

The cream is recommended as a local remedy, effective when rubbed into the affected areas in the morning and night. Prolonged use is not recommended for large areas. A visit to your healthcare doctor is also recommended in care of the occurrence of unwanted side-effects.


8) Our Verdict on Traumeel Cream

Traumeel Cream is a natural anti-inflammatory formula aimed at temporarily relieving muscle pain or any other injury of the joints and muscles (dislocations, contusions, or sprains). The evidence that herbal based supplements are effective in the treatment of different types of conditions is conflicting and many researchers affirm the claims are unfounded. Homeopathic remedies are highly diluted plant based formulas. This is the reason why they are considered by many scientists totally inefficient.

The formula offered by Brauer is marketed as suitable for both children and adults as long as it is used under the recommendations of a healthcare professional and with no reverse side-effects. The active substances may cause some adverse reactions. Due to the lack of an FDA evaluation and reviews from consumers, it is impossible to correctly evaluate the effectiveness of Traumeel.

3.5/5 - (2 votes)
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Traumeel cream and tablets have been an absolute life saver for me. I have very painful myositis occificans due to repetitive strain injury in upper arm and frozen shoulder. These two products along with Calc Fluor and Calc Phos tissue salts are finally helping recovery after many other options have failed to relieve pain or reduce MO. I will always keep these products on hand in the future and 100% recommend.

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It works, granddaughter fell onto her elbows one elbow had a raised area the size of half of a golf ball. Thought it was possibly a broken bone. She held it and cried. Frantic I found the traumell pellets that melt in the mouth along with the cream to use topically. Used both thinking we would have to go to the doctor. She was in pain for about 45 minutes. Not long after she put both elbows on the kitchen table. Asked if it hurt. A little but better she said. Repeated several times that day. The huge hard lump was gone the next morning. Really didn’t expect it, but all was well.
Also used it myself after stepping on a nail that went in really deep. It was way better than expected, very little inflammation. Used redmond clay too.

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Carole Reed

Purposes listed for Taumeel mentions Eye Injury and I am checking traumeel out to see if it is recognized as helping heal a difficult to heal corneal scratch as I originally saw stated. Would that need to be traumeel cream or would tablets help? If need to be cream, is that safe to put in an eye with a corneal abrasion?

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Reply to  Carole Reed


Due to the alcohol content, we would not advise you to use Traumeel in treating eye injuries as it might trigger irritations or even cause damage to the cornea. We advise you to consult a doctor immediately, as eye injuries can easily degenerate into life-long conditions.