This plant, native to Europe, can reach a meter in height and has yellow flowers and grows wild in the mountains. From it, its root flowers and rhizomes have been used for medicinal purposes.
Arnica has become popular among many cultures as a cream to treat bumps, pain, bruising and swelling thanks to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties along with its ability to stimulate blood circulation. Additionally it can be used to treat conditions in the dermis (skin) and prevent infections.
Specifically, arnica can be used to prevent the appearance of bruises or bruises, after bumps or bruises. Similarly, for blisters, scrapes or the like, arnica cream serves as an antibacterial agent, preventing infections.
Its analgesic properties serve to relieve muscle aches, tears, sprains, arthritis, among other similar conditions. It can be used to disappear those bruises in the eyes, using wet cloths with a hot infusion of arnica.
Arnica cream can be used to fight acne and other skin marks. There is a record of the use of arnica in natural shampoos and other hygiene supplements thanks to its beneficial properties.
The infusion of its leaves can be used as a mouthwash to relieve pain related to the throat such as pharyngitis or tonsillitis.
In low doses, it has been used as a treatment for varicose veins or heart failure.
For women, arnica is an efficient vaginal wash that can end discomfort such as itching, burning or stinging.
Due to its antiseptic properties, arnica is an effective healing agent for open wounds from bumps, cuts, etc., accelerating healing and preventing the appearance of infections.
When used internally, prescribed by specialists, it can be used to reduce epilepsy and prevent dizziness. It also increases the flow of blood through the coronary arteries.
Arnica should be used in moderate doses, mainly recommended by a specialist or following the instructions of the product. This plant ingested in large doses can be considered toxic, causing irritation in the mouth and throat, as well as other symptoms such as vomiting, stomach pain, among others.
Nor is its use recommended during pregnancy or lactation or for people suffering from digestive irregularities such as irritable bowel, ulcers among others.
You must remember that before using any medicinal method, you should inform yourself and consult with a medical and / or naturopathic specialist to advise you on how to better and safely take advantage of the benefits of the plant.