Health

ARNICA

Uses?

Internally:

– Seldom used because its primary active constituents are considered very toxic

Externally:

– Anti-inflammatory. Muscular aches, pains and stiffness

– Pain reliever

– Insect bites

– Antiseptic

– Sprains

– Bruises

– Acne

Who?

Almost everyone

Who can’t?

People on any type of medication. Check with doctor

People with open wounds or broken skin

Pregnant or breast feeding ( internal use)

How long?

Externally:

Not more than 2 weeks

Side effect?

Dry skin

Itching

Rash

 

Arnica
Different brands and available forms of arnica

 

Available forms?

Creams, ointments, gels, tinctures and homeopathic preparations

Dose?

Follow health professional advice or directions on the package

Part used?

Whole plant, flower

Comes from?

Native to Europe, most species occur in the mountains of western North America and Europe

Other names?

Leopard’s bane

Mountain tobacco

 

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