- Category: Herbs
|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
Diaphoretic, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, stimulant, vulnerary.
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 use internally or externally. Internal use may cause great pain or even death; external use may irritate the skin.