Arnica - Arnica montana
Other Names: Mountain tabacco, wolfsbane, leopardsbane
Growing Cycle: June-Aug.
Parts Used - Flowers, Rootstock
Systems - Musculo Skeletal, Stomach, Blood & Circulatory, Skin
Actions - Diaphoretic: Induces perspiration, opens the pores and increases blood flow; Diuretic: Reduces Fevers and is also a Stimulant. Emollient: Best used as a salve poultice or compress; Anti-Inflammatory: Used externally for sore muscles, aches and pains caused by arthritis, rheumetism, carpal tunnel syndrom and tendonitis. Vulnerary: Internally used for stomach pain and reduces internal swelling or bleeding after surgery.
Caution: Use in small doses of tincture internally, may cause blistering and sores. Do not put directly on wound or broken skin.