Botanical Name: Arnica Montana
Plant Part: Flowers
Infused In: Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Standardization: 11.3% dry herb/L of oil (i.e., 113 g herb per 1000 ml of oil)
Common Uses: Also known as Mexican Arnica, the herb has been has been used medicinally for centuries. It is reputed to have anti-inflammatory properties and can be used in liniment and ointment preparations for sprains, bruises, arthritis, insect bites, aches and pains. It relieves pain and provides an overall soothing experience.
Topically, Arnica Herbal Oil can be used in preparations for tinctures, creams, ointment, compress and poultices.
Tinctures: 1:10 dried flower prepared with 70% ethanol
Creams & Ointments: 20 - 25% tincture or a maximum of 15% Arnica Oil
Compresses: Tincture diluted 3 - 10 times with water
Poultices: Tincture diluted 3 - 10 times with water
Cautions: Arnica should only be applied to unbroken skin as it promotes blood circulation and may increase bleeding of wounds.