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ar·ni·ca

(ar'ni-kă),
The dried flower heads of Arnica montana (family Compositae); cardiac sedative seldom given internally; used externally for sprains and bruises; formerly widely used as a counterirritant liniment.
Synonym(s): leopard's bane
[Mod. L.]

arnica

/ar·ni·ca/ (ahr´nĭ-kah) the dried flower heads of the composite-flowered species Arnica montana; preparations are used topically for contusions, sprains, and superficial wounds, and as a counterirritant.

arnica

(är′nĭ-kə)
n.
1. Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Arnica in the composite family, having opposite, simple leaves and yellow or orange flower heads.
2. A tincture of the dried flower heads of the European species A. montana, applied externally to reduce the pain and inflammation of bruises and sprains.

Arnica

Flower essence therapy
Arnica essence is believed to aid in recuperation from shock and trauma.
 
Herbal medicine
An annual, the flower and extracts of which contain thymol, resins, arnicin, carotenoids and flavonoids; it is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, an immune stimulant and cardiotonic; it should not be used internally at full strength.
 
Toxicity
Diarrhoea, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, cardiovascular collapse, coma and possibly death.

Homeopathy
Arnica is a major homeopathic remedy used for bruises, concussions, emotional and physical shock, eyestrain, fractures, groin-strain pain, joint and muscle pain and recuperation from surgery or dental work; in children, Arnica is used for whooping cough and nightmares.

ar·ni·ca

(ahr'ni-kă)
(A. montana) Herbal agent of purported value in therapy for muscular pain and in wound healing. Serious reactions in children reported after overingestion. Some compounds containing arnica also include more dangerous agents.
Synonym(s): leopard bane, mountain daisy, wolfbane.
[Mod. L.]

arnica (rˑ·ni·k),

n Latin name:
Arnica montana L.; part used: flowers; uses: antiinflammatory, antimicrobial, antiecchymotic, analgesic, bruises, strains, sprains, muscle aches, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, insect bites, dandruff, baldness; precautions: patients with open wounds; can cause contact dermatitis, eczema, toxic if ingested (unless at homeopathic dosages).
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Effect of homeopathic Arnica montana on bruising in face-lifts: results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
Wendisch (1987) "Flavonoid Glycosides from Arnica montana and Arnica chamissonis".
Arnica montana, more commonly known as mountain tobacco or leopard's bane, is a wildflower that grows in the mountains of Europe and North America.
For bruises, a 30C dose of Arnica Montana, once or twice a day for two or three days, is nearly always helpful.
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a specially prepared formula from Arnica montana, an alpine plant.
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The active ingredient in Boiron's homeopathic gel is Arnica montana, also known as Mountain daisy, a perennial plant commonly found in the Northwestern parts of the U.
Arnica usually refers to Arnica Montana, a mountain plant used for relief of muscle soreness, stiffness, bruises and rehabilitation in herbal medicine.