Arnica is a perennial with several flowering stalks. The plant prefers full sun, but can tolerate light shade, and dry, sandy soil is ideal. The plant may reach a height of 2 feet, and has bright green leaves and a dark brown rhizome. The flowers, from which all products are made, generally bloom in midsummer, and are yellow-orange daisy-like blooms that get to be about 3 inches across.
The antiinflammatory uses of arnica date back hundreds of years. Used since the Middle Ages, this flower has been used in salves and ointments for sprains and bruises. Modern day plastic surgeons sometimes give arnica as a way to control post-operative pain and swelling.
The base substance is Arnica.
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Follows Aconite well in injuries.
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