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Arnica: Arnica is an herb that is used as a topical remedy and has anti-inflammatory and pain killing properties. Topical arnica is available in creams and ointments and tinctures to be used externally on bruises, swelling, and sprains.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Arnica

Adequate amounts of Arnica are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Arnica

Adequate amounts of Arnica are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Arnica

Excessive intake of Arnica may involve the following risks:

  • Not for use on open wounds, lacerations, abrasions
  • Do not take topical preparations internally or orally
  • Possible allergic reactions in some people
  • Possible interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your healthcare provider before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies

Descriptions of Arnica

Arnica: used especially in treating bruises
Source: WordNet 2.1

Arnica: A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE. The dried flower heads of Arnica montana are used externally as a counterirritant and tincture for sprains and bruises, either as crude extract or in homeopathic dilution (HOMEOPATHY). Arnica contains volatile oils (OILS, VOLATILE), arnicin, arnisterol, FLAVONOIDS, TANNINS, and resin. The common name of Wolf's Bane is similar to the common name for ACONITUM.
Source: Diseases Database

Arnica: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Arnica) include:

  • Mountain tobacco
  • Arnica montana

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