Biological Name: Arnica montana
Other Names: Arnica, Leopard’s bane, mountain tobacco, mountain arnica, common arnica, wolfsbane
Parts Used: flowers, rootstock
Diaphoretic, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, stimulant, vulnerary
Reduce pain and swelling
Promotes the healing of wounds, bruises, and irritation. Caution: Use only very diluted tincture externally as it can cause inflammation and blistering when applied.
Arnica is also used sometimes to relieve abdominal pains, when used as a poultice.
A perennial that grows to a height of 1 to 2 feet. It is generally found in the mountainous parts. The basal leaves are oblong-ovate and short-petioled. The upper leaves are smaller and sessile. The flowers appear from June to August
Use professionally prepared remedies whenever possible.
Do not take without the supervision of a doctor.
Do not use internally. Internal use may cause great pain or even death; external use may irritate the skin, so exercise caution.