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Actions : Anti-inflammatory, vulnerary.
Indications : Although this herb should not be taken internally in anything other than homeopathic dosages as it is potentially toxic, it provides us with one of the best remedies for external local healing and may be considered a specific when it comes to the treatment of bruises and sprains.
The herb itself, used externally, will help in the relief of rheumatic pain, the pain and inflammation of phlebitis and similar conditions. It may in fact be used wherever there is pain or inflammation on the skin, as long as the skin is not broken. active, this might help account for the use of Arnica for pain and inflammation.
It is a specific for bruised, sore, lacerated and contused muscular structures. In addition it is recommended for muscular soreness, pain, soreness of the breasts, severe injury, old sores, and abscesses. Preparations & Dosage : You can prepare your own tincture of this herb as follows: pour one pint of 70% alcohol over two ounces of freshly picked flowers. Seal it tightly in a clear glass container and let it stand for at least a week in the sun or in a warm place. Filter it and it is ready for use. To store it, put the tincture in a sealed container and keep it out of direct sunlight.