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Arnica Flowers Whole 4 oz Pouch
Botanical Name: Arnica montana
Note: Not to be used during pregnancy. To be used only under the supervision of an expert qualified in the appropriate use of this substance. Do not use on open wounds or broken skin. Do not swallow any form of arnica except homeopathics. Repeated application to the skin can cause irritation.
Arnica is a graceful woodland plant in the same family as the sunflower, native to Central Europe and the western United States. Its yellow flowers are collected at summers end and dried for medicinal use.
According to The Complete German Commission E Monographs, arnica contains sesquiterpene lactones of the helenanolid type, predominantly ester derivatives of helenalin and 11,13-dihydrohelenalin. Additionally, the herb contains flavonoids (e.g., isoquercitrin, luteolin-7-glucoside, and astragalin), volatile oil (with thymol and its derivatives), phenol carbonic acid (chlorogenic acid, cynarin, caffeic acid), and coumarins (umbelliferone, scopoletin).
Fresh or dried flowers. The root is also used in European herbal preparations.
Only homeopathic preparations of arnica are recommended for internal use.
Arnica oils and creams are used topically to treat sprains, bruises, and muscle pain. Diluted tinctures of arnica are used in foot baths (1 teaspoon of tincture to a pan of warm water) to soothe sore feet. Homeopathic arnica is traditionally used to treat seasickness.
Not for internal use. Do not swallow any form of arnica except homeopathics. Repeated application to the skin can cause irritation. Do not apply to broken skin. Not recommended while pregnant or nursing.
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