Arnica Flowers - Arnica Montana
Botanical Name: Arnica Montana
Common Name: European Arnica, Mountain Daisy, Leapard's Bane, Mountain Tobacco
What is arnica:
Native to the moist, grassy, upland meadows of Central Europe and the western United States, Arnica is a lovely, yellow-flowered, perennial woodland plant in the same family as the sunflower.
Benefits of arnica:
Arnica is typically used as a slow-working but extremely effective topical medication for bruises, inflammation, and joint pain. Arnica should not be ingested or used on open wounds or on broken skin.
How to consume and apply arnica:
Arnica can be used as an infusion using one teaspoon of the dried herb to ½ a cup of water, as a tincture using one part herb to ten parts alcohol, as an oil using one part herb to five parts oil, as a mouthwash using one part tincture to ten parts water, or as an ointment using one part Arnica oil to four parts of base.