COMMON NAMES: ARNICA, LEOPARD'S BANE, MOUNTAIN ARNICA, MOUNTAIN TOBACCO, WOLF'S BANE.
Arnica is an ancient herb – tincture from its flowers was always appreciated. The range of its use was very large – from bruises and rheumatism to stroke treatment. Picking of Arnica has destroyed many original sites. Arnica is poisonous. It is used internally only in homoeopathy.
It increases perspiration and has antibacterial effects. It causes reabsorption of internal bleeding in bruises and sprains (haemorhages). It soothes inflammations and relieves cramps. Suitable especially for external use. It provides astringent effects.
Flower; sporadically the root
Essential oils, flavonoides (sesquiterpene lactones – helenin) and bitter substances.
In the SwissGel formula it is used for:
- Haemorrhages and bruises
- Antirheumatic effects
- Treatment of injuries
- Swollen fractures
- Venous insufficiency