Arnica Flowers Whole, 1/2 lb.

(AFW-2)
Heterotheca indloides  |  Origin: Mexico
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With its bright yellow or orange, Daisy-like flowers, the Arnica plant fits right in as a member of the sunflower family. Arnica Flowers are most popular made into a salve, gel, or cream, and used externally on the skin.

This herb can be used externally in muscle rubs, massage oils, creams, or diluted tinctures for wounds, bruises, sprains, stretch marks, and swellings. It may be helpful in reducing infection, hair loss, dandruff, split ends, and premature greying hair when applied topically.


Common Name: Arnica

Precautions: Not to be taken internally or used on broken skin.

From Our Reading and/or Experience...

  • Arnica is for external use only. Do not use it internally.
  • It's excellent in decoctions, rubbing alcohol or vinegar tinctures, salves/creams, etc.
  • Arnica can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and while nursing), children and animals.
  • It can be used as often as you would like, and in any external application you choose.
  • It is very critical to store Arnica in a dark, dry, and cool place. Refrigeration or freezing is highly recommended, but not necessary. Following these suggestions will delay the loss of its highly valued nutritional and medicinal properties.
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