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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.]
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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.
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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.
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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.]
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Efeito da homeopatia de Arnica montana nas potencias centesimais sobre plantas de artemisia.
Poschlod, "Population size, plant performance, and genetic variation in the rare plant Arnica montana L.
* Extract of the European flowering plant Arnica montana exerts powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-itching effects.
Cury (2000) "In vitro antimicrobial activity of propolis and Arnica montana against oral pathogens".
"Transdermal delivery of bioactive agents from Arnica montana." JPP, 2003; 55(suppl):13.
The active ingredient, Arnica montana (Latin for the mountain daisy) is "a break through in a category that has traditionally been dominated by menthol and camphor products," remarks Wittenberg.
Arnica montana's main compound is sesquiterpene lactone.
The combination of topical Arnica montana and Rhododendron tomentosum in a gel pad has been shown to mitigate postoperative ecchymosis and edema after oculofacial surgery.
The gel is supplemented with Arnica montana, a European flowering plant commonly used in herbal remedies.
Arnica montana is the best remedy for bruises and blunt trauma, such as a black eye, and to help stop bleeding.
I use Arnica Montana in conjunction with garlic tincture if there's been an injury or illness."