As a medicinal plant, arnica can have far-reaching health benefits. Among other things, it is extremely effective in reducing inflammation, helping with joint and muscle problems and supporting wound healing.
Arnica (Arnica montana) is part of the daisy family and the flowers of the plant were traditionally used, among other things, for the internal treatment of heart failure and nervous heart problems. However, due to the threat of side effects, arnica is only recommended for external use in modern herbal medicine.
Helps with many injuries
Arnica is best known for containing healthy essential oils and flavonoids, inhibiting inflammation, supporting the healing of wounds and helping tissue regenerate. The plant is said to have a particularly effective effect against blunt injuries, sprains, bruises and bruises.
External use of arnica ointment can also help relieve joint and muscle problems, phlebitis and varicose veins. The medicinal plant is also said to have an effect against rheumatic complaints.
Has an anti-inflammatory effect
A recent study also showed that arnica has a strong anti-inflammatory effect in vitro. According to the researchers, the medicinal plant is able to relieve inflammation, pain and swelling associated with trauma and postoperative clinical complaints.
Overall, external use of arnica can help with many health problems, including inflammation, wounds, sprains, bruises and bruises, although side effects cannot be completely ruled out and, for example, skin irritations or allergic reactions can occur. (as)