Herbs for Healthy Living

arnica montana

Also known as:

Leopard's Bane

Uses:

· Muscle strains
· Sprained joints
· Sports injuries
· Fibromyalgia
· Repetitive strain injury (RSI)

Description:

Arnica montana is a small plant with bright yellow flowers. It can be found growing in the wild in many parts of Europe, being found in grassy meadows, usually in the mountains (hence its name). It grows widely all over Europe apart from some parts of Spain and the United Kingdom. However, the plant has become harder to find especially in northern Europe, due to increased farm cultivation and overharvesting.

What does it do?:

Arnica is one of our oldest medicinal plants and has a special place in homoeopathic medicine. It is used externally as a herbal extract and contains a number of plant substances, including a group of phytochemicals known as sesquiterpene lactones.

The most popular use of Arnica is as a remedy for bruising. However, Arnica gel is also used to relieve aches and pain in muscles and soft tissue surrounding joints.

Other information:

Atrogel Arnica Gel from A.Vogel contains extracts of freshly harvested Arnica flowers.

For external use only.

 

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