Arnica is a perennial that grows to a height of 1 – 2 feet with yellow-orange flowers similar to daisies. Stems are round and hairy, ending in one to three flower stalks, with flowers 2 – 3 inches across. Leaves are bright green. The upper leaves are toothed and slightly hairy, while lower leaves have rounded tips. It is native to the mountains of Europe and Siberia, and is cultivated in North America.
Herbalism and homeopathy use arnica extracts, ointments and compresses to reduce inflammation
and pain from bruises, sprains, tendons, dislocations and swollen areas.
Arnica montana (Compositae)
Arnica improves the local blood supply and accelerates healing. It is anti-inflammatory and increases the rate of re-absorption of internal bleeding.
THE INTERNAL USE OF ARNICA IS RESTRICTED TO HOMEOPATHIC DOSAGES AS IT IS POTENTIALLY TOXIC!!! PLEASE USE CAREFULLY AND SEEK PROFESSIONAL ADVICE