Arnica has been used as a medicine since the 1500s. As it is toxic, it is typically applied topically or used internally only in homeopathic remedies that use extremely diluted amounts of the herb and are considered safe for internal use.

In the West, arnica is recognized for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. The constituent helenalin, found in arnica, is a major active ingredient in anti-inflammatory preparations used to treat bruises.

In the East, arnica roots are more valued than the flowers that are more commonly used in the West. The roots are soaked in alcohol and this mixture is then diluted and applied to injuries and skin disorders. In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), among its other attributes, arnica is considered to be a Qi Moving herb, helping to relieve pain and heal bruises and muscle aches.

Find out more about how to use arnica safely and effectively.

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