Arnica oils and creams are used topically to treat sprains, bruises, and muscle pain. Diluted tinctures of arnica are used in foot baths (1 teaspoon of tincture to a pan of warm water) to soothe sore feet. Homeopathic arnica is traditionally used to treat sea-sickness.



Arnica Dried Flower (Heterotheca Inuloides) Mexico


Do not use on open wounds. Do NOT take internally.


Contraindications: Arnica is generally safe when used topically (externally). However, prolonged use may irritate the skin, causing eczema, peeling, blisters, or other skin conditions. Arnica should not be used on broken skin, such as leg ulcers. Also, people who are hypersensitive or allergic to the herb should avoid it. Do not take Arnica internally. It may cause dizziness, tremors, and heart irregularities. It may also irritate mucous membranes and cause vomiting.


Do not take use more than the recommended dose as large doses may be fatal. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your health provider before taking any medication, including herbs. When used topically, Arnica does not interact with any conventional medications.


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