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Arnica montana

A B C D E F G H I K L M N P R S T U V

 

DESCRIPTION

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.

HISTORY

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.

INDICATIONS

  • Shock
  • Concussion
  • Hemorrhage
  • Bruising
  • Restlessness
  • Taste of bad eggs in mouth
  • Fever and chills
  • Swelling with discoloration
  • Offensive discharges
  • Mental stupor
  • Wants to be left alone
  • Nightmares
  • Red, apoplectic face
  • Eyestrain
  • Dry mouth
  • Back pain

HOMEOPATHY EFFECTS

The base substance is Arnica.

AREAS OF APPLICATION

  • Externally over any unbroken skin
  • Shock
  • Trauma
  • Bruising
  • Nosebleed
  • Overexertion
  • Sprains and strains
  • Hoarse voice from overstraining
  • Palpitations
  • Small boils
  • Phlebitis
  • Septic conditions
  • Violent coughs
  • Whooping cough
  • Influenza
  • Insect stings
  • Typhoid fever

DOSAGE

4CH, 5CH, 6CH, 7CH, 9CH, 12CH, 15CH, 30CH, 200CH, 30K, 200K, MK, XMK, LMK, CMK

CONFIRMATION

  • Sore, aching and bruised
  • Stitching chest pains take the breath away
  • Stiffness

SYMPTOMS IMPROVED BY

  • Lying down with head low
  • Open air
  • Rest

SYMPTOMS AGGRAVATED BY

  • Slightest touch
  • Motion
  • Overexertion
  • Wine
  • Damp cold

INTERACTIONS

Follows Aconite well in injuries.

WARNING/PRECAUTIONS

  • Arnica ointment should never be applied to broken skin as it may cause a rash.
  • If condition worsens or persists for more than 72 hours, then check with your physician.

REFERENCES

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Hammond, Christopher.  The Complete Family Guide to Homeopathy.  Penguin Studio.  New York; 1995.

Hayfield, Robin.  Homeopathy for Common Ailments.  Frog, Ltd.  Berkeley, CA; 1993.

Jonas, Wayne MD and Jennifer Jacobs MD.  Healing With Homeopathy.  Warner Books.  New York; 1996.

Krohn, Jacqueline MD and Frances Taylor MA.  Finding the Right Treatment.  Hartley & Marks Publishers.  Point Roberts, WA; 1999.

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Lininger, Skye, Ed. The Natural Pharmacy.  Prima Publishing.  Rocklin, CA; 1998.

Lockie, Andrew and Nicola Geddes.  The Complete Guide to Homeopathy.  Dorling Kindersley.  New York; 1995.

Lockie, Andrew MD.  Complete Guide to Homeopathy.  Dorling Kindersley.  New York; 2000.

Lockie, Andrew MD.  The Family Guide to Homeopathy.  Simon & Schuster.  New York; 1989.

Lockie, Andrew MD.  The Women’s Guide to Homeopathy.  St. Martin’s Press.  New York; 1994.

McCabe, Vinton.  Practical Homeopathy.  St. Martin’s Griffin.  New York; 2000.

Papon, R. Donald MD.  Homeopathy Made Simple.  Hampton Roads Publishing Company.  Charlottesville, VA; 1999.

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Rose, Barry.  The Family Health Guide to Homeopathy.  Celestial Arts.  Berkeley, CA; 1992.

Smyth, Angela.  The Complete Home Healer.  Harper San Francisco.  San Francisco; 1994.

Subak-Sharpe, Genell, Ed.  Reader’s Digest Guide to Medical Cures & Treatments.  Reader’s Digest Association.  Montreal; 1996.

Teacher, Sylvia.  Practical Homeopathy.  Parragon Press.  Great Britain; 1996.

Ullman, Dana.  Homeopathic Medicine for Children and Infants.  Jeremy P. Tarcher/Perigee Books.  New York; 1992.

Wauters, Ambika.  Homeopathic Medicine Chest.  The Crossing Press.  Freedom, CA; 2000.