Arnica (Latin Name: Arnica Montana) belongs to the Asteraceae family. Its name comes from the lamb, due to its soft and hairy plant. It is a flower that blooms in July. The flowers of the plant are the ones that are mainly used and are collected when it has fully bloomed where they later dry out. As for the roots, they are collected at the end of autumn, where the plant has lost its leaves and is similarly dried. It is found mainly in South America and Siberia.
Health Benefits and Uses
Arnica has been used for years now for its healing properties for both bruises and wounds. When consumed, it improves heart function and strengthens the immune system. Due to its healing properties, it can prevent internal bleeding. It is often found in homeopathic medicines, mainly for the treatment of injuries and for the reduction of pain.
Although it is a very beneficial plant, like all herbs it should be used with caution. Attention should also be paid to the difference between arnica oil and essential oil. The latter is toxic due to a compound it contains and should not be used.
Available Forms of Arnica:
Caution! Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.