Arnica is a plant in the sunflower family, Arnica is also known by the names mountain tobacco and, confusingly leopard’s bane.
Most of these plants you will found in the mountainous areas of Europe and North America, and since the 1500s they use the fresh or dried flowers of the arnica plant for medicinal purpose.
Arnica is used for bruises, sprains, muscle soreness, and muscle spasm, but also used to treat muscular aches, joints pain and even arthritis.
It is believed that the Arnica plant has a anti-inflammatory properties.
Arnica can be applied to the skin as a cream.
Arnica should never be used on:
- Broken skin
- People who have allergic of hypersensitive to Arnica.
- Skin for a long period of time, Arnica can cause skin irritation