Arnica (Arnica montana, Radix Ptarmicae Montanae, arnica flowers, mountain tobacco) is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antiseptic herb. It is used primarily to treat external wounds, and it relieves pain and promotes tissue regeneration. Arnica is used externally in the form of creams and compresses to treat arthritis, sprains, bruises, and headaches. Arnica infusions are used for its antiseptic properties to clean wounds, abscesses, and boils. Dr. Sebi uses arnica as part of his uterine wash compound.
Origin: North America General commercial dose: Arnica is used primarily as a topical cream.
(Medical caution: For external use only. Arnica may be toxic when ingested orally, often leading to severe irritation of mucous membranes and the gastrointestinal tract.)