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Materia Medica of the Enchanted Willow
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Arnica - Arnica montana

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.

http://www.altcancer.com/phyto/arnica.htm
http://botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/a/arnic058.html