The health benefits of arnica, include soothing relief from inflammation, applied to the skin it will help swelling, muscle aches and pain. Arnica is the ideal remedy for bruises, sprains, and pulled or sore muscles. Arnica can also be used on insect bites, chapped lips and acne. Arnica is a must have in your first aid kit.
Botanical Name: Heterotheca inuloides
Plant Part: Flowers
Infused In: Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Standardization: 11.3% dry herb/L of oil (i.e., 113 g herb per 1000 ml of oil)
Common Uses: Also known as Mexican Arnica, the herb has been used medicinally on this continent for centuries. Because of the dearth of Arnica montana, a popular herb indigenous to Europe, it is currently used in Europe as a substitution when formulating topical skin-care products that provide an overall soothing experience.
Topically, Arnica Herbal Oil can be used in preparations for tinctures, creams, ointments, compresses, and poultices.
Cautions: Arnica should only be applied to unbroken skin as it is known to promote blood circulation and may increase bleeding of wounds.