Whole - Dried Herb
Arnica is a graceful woodland plant in the same family as the sunflower, native to Central Europe, Mexico and the western United States. Its yellow flowers are collected at summer's end and dried for medicinal use.
The Arnica Flowers at Kerstin's Nature Products for People and Pets are a mix of the species Heteroteca inuloides and Arnica Montana. Both species belong to the daisy or sunflower family and share similar properties. Ointments and lotions made from this plants are used to treat bruises, sprains, rheumatism, varicose veins, and diverse skin infections due to bacteria and fungi (molds).
Arnica can be used externally in a muscle rub, massage oil, cream, or diluted tincture to speed the healing of wounds, bruises, sprains, and swellings. It also increases resistance to infection. Not to be taken internally or used on broken skin.
- Arnica is for external use only. Do not use it internally.
- It's excellent in decoctions, rubbing alcohol or vinegar tinctures, salves/creams, etc.
- It's one of the best remedies for bruises as a poultice.
- Arnica can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and while nursing), children and animals.
- It can be used as often as you would like, and in any external application you choose.
- It is very critical to store Arnica in a dark, dry, and cool place. Refrigeration or freezing is highly recommended, but not necessary. Following these suggestions will delay the loss of its highly valued nutritional and medicinal properties.