What is arnica?
Arnica is an herb that grows in Europe and the USA. It comes in a variety of types, with the most common type being arnica montana. Arnica is a flowering plant that grows primarily in Siberia and Europe, but is also found in some parts of North America. The arnica plant usually thrives in locations 3,000 feet above sea level and 1 to 2 feet in height.
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The healing properties of arnica
When eaten, the actual herb can be toxic and deadly to the liver. Because of the risk of pure arnica, it is classified as an unsafe herb by the FDA. In homeopathy, however, some remedies with arnica are considered safe. Finding a trusted homeopath for arnica infused tinctures is important as these can work quite well on many things, including seasickness.
I have used it many times currently and found it to be quite effective. Arnica can be used in a number of ways, depending on your needs. Diluted tinctures of arnica are used in foot baths to relieve sore feet. Arnica oils, creams, and gels are the most common form used to treat sprains, bruises, sore muscles, and tired muscles.
Arnica is best known for its ability to reduce swelling and speed up the healing process of bruises and wounds. Athletes tend to use it after a hard workout to speed their recovery.
The active ingredients in arnica give it the ability to protect the body from bacterial infections. Be careful not to apply arnica directly to open wounds or broken skin to avoid irritation.