Arnica - Uses and Benefits
Other Names: Arnica montana, Leopard's Bane, Mountain Snuff, Mountain Tobacco, Wolf's Bane, Wolf bane, Leopard's Bane, European Arnica.
The arnica plant has a bright yellow, daisy like flower that blooms around July. The flower of the plant is used medicinally. Arnica flowers are sometimes adulterated with other composite flowers, especially Calendula officinalis, Inula brittanica, Kragapogon pratensis , and Scorzonera humilis .
Arnica is also commonly called leopard's bane. The arnica plant has a bright yellow, daisy-like flower that blooms around July. The plant is used externally for arthritis, burns, ulcers, eczema and acne. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities that can reduce pain and swelling, improving wound healing.
Arnica is known to stimulate blood circulation and can raise blood pressure, especially in the coronary arteries. Arnica' usually refers to Arnica montana , a mountain plant used for relief of bruises, stiffness, and muscle soreness in herbal medicine.
Arnica is pain-relieving, counteracts inflammation and reduces swelling and discoloration.
Uses of Arnica Oil:-
Arnica uses include: bruises, black and blue injuries to soft tissues, sprains, strains and sore muscles. External uses for arnica include contusions, edema, swelling, joint problems, rheumatism and hematoma. Arnica should not be used on open wounds or broken skin. Prolonged use of arnica to treat damaged skin may itself cause disorders, including eczema and the formation of pustules on the skin.
Uses of arnica:-
Handling arnica plants or applying arnica products may result in:
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