Arnica montana, also known as Wolf's Bane is part of the Compositae plant family. Arnica is a perennial plant that is native to the mountains of Europe and Siberia.
It is also cultivated in mountainous areas of Canada and North America.
Botanical Name: Arnica montana
Common Name: Arnica flowers, Arnica root, Common Arnica, Leopard's Bane, Mountain Arnica, Mountain Tobacco, Wolf's Bane
Plant Family: Compositae
History: Preparations made from the flowering heads have been used in homoeopathic medicine for hundreds of years.
Medicinal Part used: Fresh or dried flower heads, rootstock (rhizome)
Used extensively by both Europeans and Native North American Indians to:
Arnica is primarily for external use:
and is used as an oil, salve, tincture. Arnica works by:
Arnica in herbal form is primarily restricted to topical (external) use because it can cause serious side effects when it is used internally. As a general rule Arnica should not be used internally without professional advice but is sometimes used for:
Brain and Nervous System Conditions
Arnica is used homeopathically, usually in pillule form, for:
Respiratory Tract Conditions
Externally Arnica Oil is extremely beneficial for:
Prolonged use may irritate the skin, causing :
Homeopathic preparations are also used to treat:
Arnica is also sometimes used:
Recommended dosage is as follows:
Internal - strictly as prescribed by practitioner or homoeopath
External preparations of Arnica should always be extremely diluted
The internal use of Arnica is not recommended and should only be administered by a professional herbalist, naturopath or health practitioner.
It can cause:
Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding
Do not use Arnica without first talking to your practitioner or healthcare provider if you taking any of the following medications:
Global Herbal Supplies has Arnica available in the following forms:
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