Arnica Montana

Mountain prha (Arnika)





Effective positive component.

Flower with beautiful yellow flowers growing in the mountains.

It has been used as a herbal remedy for centuries, although its effect on the skin is quite questionable. It is most used to treat bruises, but there are some studies that show that it is not better than placebo (source: Wikipedia). Some also consider it anti -inflammatory, while other research shows that it can cause skin irritation.

Pha Arnika is a valuable medicinal plant falling into endangered species. It is most often encountered in the form of tincture or ointment, which are made from the petals of yellowish color.

Arnika is poisonous and is only used externally. The use of internally must be under the supervision of a physician, as it is easy to overdose and cause the organism of poisoning, which is most often manifested by increasing heart rate. It is not an allergen, but in more sensitive individuals can cause contact dermatitis.

Arnika contains essential oils, tannins, carotenoids, fatty acids and flavonoids. It is antibiotic, antifungal, slightly antitumor and strongly anti -inflammatory.

It accelerates healing, so it is mainly used for minor injuries, insect stings, burns and frostbite, bruises, bruises, swelling, ulcers, varicose veins, joint and muscle pain, arthritis or revma.

Arnika must not be used for larger open wounds. It is therefore suitable, for example, after sports on the recovery of muscles and joints.