Product: Arnica Flowers, Montana
Latin Name: Arnica montana
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Other Names: Leopard's Bane, Wolf's Bane, Mountain Tobacco & Mountain Arnica.
Description: Arnica montana grows in Europe, chiefly from southern Iberia to southern Scandinavia and the Carpathian mountains, it grows to a height of between 20–60cm, and each stem generally has single daisy like flower head. The leaves grow in a rosette shape around the base of the plant, but leaves can sometimes be found on the stem. The flower heads are yellow, and around 5cm in diameter.
Brief History: Arnica has been used in Europe as a remedy for bruises and sprains since the 16th century. Its name could be a derivative of the Greek word for lambskin ‘Arnakis’, due to the soft downy texture of the leaves.
SUGGESTED USEHistorically, Arnica was used both internally and externally. However, now it is only used externally. Flower extract is added to some hair shampoos and other cosmetics.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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