22 Dec Arnica (Arnica montana)
Arnica grows in mountain areas in Europe. This herb is great for accidents as it is an astringent. It discourages bruising, swelling and pain if used quickly. It also relieves muscle aches, sprains, strains and any other sort of fall. Arnica is usually applied externally.
How It May Benefit You…
- all sorts of injuries caused by accidents with swelling and pain
- muscle aches and pains
- blood blisters caused by a fall or accident
- sore and swollen joints – rheumatism
- head pain
- toothache and pain from dental work.
- groin strain.
- body odour
There are no known side effects when applied topically. However arnica should not be taken internally.
WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Arnica is available in tablet and liquid form, dried flower heads, tincture, ointment and massage oil.