Used in Germany for
of years where the flowering heads are used in many remedies. Arnica is
a perennial plant often called leopard's bane. The arnica plant has
yellow, daisy-like flowers, with a brown colored horizontally branched
rootstock, which sends up a slightly hairy, simple branched stem that
a height of 1 to 2 feet.
The internal use of
is not recommended. It can cause vomiting, weakness, increased heart
heart damage, nervous disturbances. In some cases it has caused death
poisoning from over prolonged uses.
Inflammation of the
varicose veins and thrombosis treatment: Combining the flower heads
Yarrow and St. Johns Wort and drink as a standard tea. Soak equal
of herb in 1 cup of warm water for 15 minutes.
If using dried herb
1 teaspoon of dried flowers with 1/2 cup boiled water and steep for 10
minutes. It will also have a diuretic action producing more urine. It
the activity of white blood cells that perform much of the digestion of
congested blood cells in the body and veins.
Helps heals dried
bruises, arthritis, Gout, and skin and joint irritations: A tincture
from the flowers of 1 to 2 teaspoons to 1 cup alcohol left for 5 days,
strained and then take 5 to 10 drops added to 1 cup of warm water and
rubbed on to the affected area. Used in weak solution as
can cause inflammation and blisters. Never use on open wet deep wound.
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