What is Arnica?
Arnica is a of perennial, herbaceous plants in the sunflower family (Asteraceae).
Arnica plants have a deep-rooted, erect stem that is usually unbranched. Their downy opposite leaves are borne towards the apex of the stem. The ovoid, leathery basal leaves are arranged in a rosette.
They show large yellow or orange flowers, 6–8 cm wide with 10–15 cm long ray florets and numerous disc florets. The phyllaries (a bract under the flowerhead) has long spreading hairs. Each phyllary is associated with a ray floret. Species of Arnica, with an involucre (a circle of bracts arranged surrounding the flower head) arranged in two rows.
How does it work?
The active chemicals in arnica may reduce swelling, decrease pain, and act as antibiotics.
Arnica is applied to the skin for pain and swelling associated with bruises, aches, sprains, and arthritis.
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