What Is Arnica?

What Is Arnica?

 

field full of arnica

 

Arnica, short for Arnica montana, is a perennial plant found in the mountainous areas of Europe and North America that produces yellow-orange daisy-like flowers. Since the 1500s, the fresh or dried flowers of the arnica plant have been used for medicinal purposes.

Possible Benefits

Arnica is used for bruises, sprains, muscle soreness, and muscle spasms often associated with sports activity. Arnica is also used to treat muscular aches, joint pain, and arthritis. arthritis.

It is believed that the arnica plant has anti-inflammatory properties. Arnica has also been used for wound healing, superficial phlebitis, inflammation caused by insect bites, and swelling caused by broken bones.

Administration

Arnica can be applied to the skin as a cream, ointment, liniment, salve, or tincture. It can be made into compresses or poultices. It is usually used topically because serious side effects can result from oral administration of arnica.

Warnings

  • Arnica should never be applied to broken skin.
  • People who are allergic or hypersensitive to arnica should obviously avoid it.
  • If used for a long period of time, arnica can cause skin irritation, eczema, peeling of the skin, or blisters.
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid the use of arnica.

We can conclude that Arnica is a powerful source for healing. We are glad to say that our Ay Bendito Roll On has Arnica. Give it a try if you are hurting!

 

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