Arnica 101: Its Powerful Benefits

August 05, 2017 2 min read

What is Arnica?

Arnica (or Arnica Montana) is a genus of perennial herbaceous plants in the sunflower family. The plants are quite small, usually no taller than 1 or 2 feet. The flower top of the plant is very fragile and bright yellow in color and emits a strong fragrance. The daisy-like flowers, when dried, are the primary parts used. The plant is native to the mountainous regions of Europe and Southern Russia. arnica liniment and gelotion sore no-more Arnica blossoms are harvested at maturity, and once dried, are used to make various tinctures, extracts, oils, creams, gels, and lotions. Arnica acts as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antimicrobial aid. Arnica and its extracts have been widely used in folk and homeopathic medicine throughout history for treatment of bruises, rashes, sprains, pains, and other wounds. It is most popularly used as a homeopathic remedy.

What is it used for?

1. Swelling: Arnica is natures well known, natural anti-inflammatory. 2. Bruises: Arnica is one of the best remedies to heal bruises quickly. Traumas can cause blood vessels to break under skin and leak blood. Arnica increases the healing process. 3. Pain Relief: Arnica is a natural pain reliever that doesn’t just cover up the pain, but also stimulates your body’s healing process. 4. Arthritis: Arnica eases the pain and stiffness of arthritis. 5. Injuries: Arnica aids in the healing of many kinds of injuries, especially those that impact soft tissue. It is also used for bone injuries, overexertion, general soreness, muscle strains, and ligament tears.

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