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Arnica Flower Organic

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Arnica Flowers 2 ounces 

 

Arnica has natural anti-inflammatory properties, Arnica may reduce swelling and can be especially soothing to sprains, strains and sports injuries.  It May also a natural pain reliever, Arnica can be effective for pain caused by trauma (such as a fall), and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. 

Arnica may also be effective for skin conditions including; eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. It is rich in antioxidants which can help to reduce the signs of aging by lowering oxidative stress to the skin.

 

Folklore and history

Arnica has been used for its many healing properties for centuries, since its discovery by goat herders who noticed their goats went clambering up the mountains in search of its flowers to heal themselves after falling or stumbling. It is even named “Fallkraut” in German – meaning “fall herb”.

The 12th century German nun, Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179), wrote about the healing properties of Arnica. She called the herb "Wolfsgelena", - the "wolf" does not refer to the animal, but to a skin disease still referred to as "Wolff" in some German dialects.

As with many herbs that entered the realm of folk medicine, Arnica was used in pagan times to curry favor with spirits. The blossoms were thought to be especially potent on the summer solstice, when bunches were gathered and set on the corners of fields to spread the power of the corn spirit and to ensure a good harvest. 

Traditional use

Hailing from the lofty mountains of Siberia and Europe, Arnica has been extensively used to heal conditions ranging from bruising and swelling to shock and hair loss. This herb is known by some as "tumbler's cure all".

A variety of Arnica grows in North America where it is called “Mountain Tobacco” due to its leaves similarity to tobacco. It has also been used as a medicinal plant by the Native Americans for various ailments including bruising, swelling and other inflammatory conditions.

Two centuries of research initiated by the founder of homeopathy, Dr Samuel Hahnemann, have confirmed that Arnica has the remarkable ability to stimulate the body’s ability to heal injuries efficiently, minimizing bruising and reducing swelling.

Typical use

If you are new to herbs, you may try our Arnica Flower Oil.  Click the link below 

Arnica Flowers Oil

Apply directly to the affected area up to four times per day. Arnica Flowers Oil can be used to massage sore, tired muscles and can be massaged into the scalp to encourage hair growth. 

Constituents

The active ingredients of Arnica are sesquiterpene lactones - such as helenalin, dihydrohelenaline and chamissonolid - essential oils, fatty acids, thymol, pseudoguaianolide and flavanone glycosides. 

Precautions

Perform a patch test - do not use if a rash develops on area of contact. May cause an allergic reaction in those who are sensitive to the Asteraceae or Compositae family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds and daisies.

Do not apply to damaged or broken skin. Do not use herbal Arnica internally.

Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. 

 
 

Additional Details

SKU:
Arn2oz
Weight:
2.5000 Ounces

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