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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Wound antiseptic, vulnerary, anodyne, analgesic, immuno-stimulant, anti-inflammatory, astringent, counter-irritant, anti-rheumatic, antineuralgic, antiphlogistic (relieves inflammation)Arnica is reserved for TOPICAL USE ONLY. As an external agent is useful for sprains, bruises, hematomas, edema, fractures, over areas of phlebitis and thrombosis, arthralgia and rheumatic joint pains, inflammed insect bites. Arnica is most specific for bruises and may also be used as a massage oil to help relieve muscle soreness and stiffness.
Analgesic, Antiinflammatory, Antiseptic, Astringent, Vulnerary
Internal use may result in gastroenteritis and with increasing dosage cardiac arrest due to helanin interfering with myocardial recovery in between contractions.
External use over intact skin only: Poultice or application of infusion 2g/cup or arnica oil (extracted at 1:5). Ointment: 10-25% of tincture (1:10, 70%), apply BID-TID.