Scroll through the history of Arnica montana

Arnica montana i​s a star-shaped flower that originated in high-elevation mountain areas (an ideal habitat for its growth) of Europe.

Arnica montana is also called wolf’s bane and leopard’s bane. Rumor has it, these nicknames stem from the flower’s wild beauty and power.

Arnica montana w​as first documented as a medicinal plant in the 1500s.

0615389 Hyland's InfographicsARNFin (2) 2' Plants grow to be between1 and 2 feet tall and aretopped with a gold-yellowflower.

Early stories from the Middle Ages suggest Arnica montana was used as:

scene-ancient-2 TEA Drinking the liquid from Arnica montana flowers soaked in hot water. CHEW Chewing Arnica montana flowers to help with fa- tigue. COMPRESS Pressing or wrapping Arnica montana flowers around injuries. Remember, these methods are not recommended and were done so prior to medical research of the plant’s toxicity, so don’t try these at home. Arnica montana should not be taken orally, except in the form of homeopathic medicine.

Between the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Samuel Hahnemann (also known as the founder of homeopathy) began researching Arnica montana as a homeopathic ingredient. His provings brought Arnica montana into the world of homeopathic medicine.

scene-applications-2 SAMUELHAHNEMANN FOUNDER OFHOMEOPATHY Homeopathic Arnica montana gained its reputation for: BRUISING Helping the healing process of bruises PAIN RELIEF Providing pain relief for minor injuries INFLAMMATION Reducing inflammation

After centuries of evolution, the use of Arnica montana as herbal and homeopathic remedies has continued. In order to create various arnica products (like creams and ointments), manufacturers use tinctures. As a first step, tinctures require the A​rnica montana plant.

TINCTURES Tinctures are made by soaking the plant in alcohol (which extracts the medicinal compounds). Herbal tinctures are typically produced using the plant’s flower top, but homeopathics often use the entire plant.

Homeopathic Arnica montana is also produced through dilution – a distinguishing factor between homeopathic and herbal forms. Homeopathic dilutions allows for the oral use of Arnica montana (in the correct potency), making homeopathic arnica available in various forms, including topical creams and gels, as well as oral tablets or liquids.

scene-applications GELS CREAMS TABLETS LIQUIDS The various available forms of Arnica montana today:

The popularity of herbal and homeopathic Arnica montana has increased the level of harvesting. In recent years, this has drawn attention from global environmental agencies. As a result, Arnica montana has been protected in numerous countries that require a license for harvesting.

Responsible harvesting will keep this beautiful and powerful plant around to help heal those of us that love and respect it so much!

Arnica Throughout the Ages

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Arnica montana i​s a star-shaped flower that originated in high-elevation mountain areas (an ideal habitat for its growth) of Europe.

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Arnica montana is also called wolf’s bane and leopard’s bane. Rumor has it, these nicknames stem from the flower’s wild beauty and power. Arnica montana w​as first documented as a medicinal plant in the 1500s.

Early stories from the Middle Ages suggest Arnica montana was used as:

chew

Chew

Chewing arnica flowers to help with fatigue

compress

Compress

Pressing or wrapping arnica flowers around injuries

tea

Tea

Drinking the liquid from arnica flowers soaked in hot water.

Remember, these methods are not recommended and were done so prior to medical research of the plant’s toxicity, so don’t try these at home. Arnica should not be taken orally, except in the form of homeopathic medicine.

Between the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Samuel Hahnemann (also known as the founder of homeopathy) began researching Arnica montana as a homeopathic ingredient. His provings brought arnica into the world of homeopathic medicine.

Samuel Hahnemann

Homeopathic Arnica Montana gained its reputation for:

bruising

Bruising

Helping the healing process of bruises

pain relief

Pain Relief

Providing pain relief for minor injuries

inflammation

Inflammation

Reducing inflammation

After centuries of evolution, the use of Arnica montana as herbal and homeopathic remedies has continued. In order to create various arnica products (like creams and ointments), manufacturers use tinctures. As a first step, tinctures require the A​rnica montana ​plant.

tinctures

Tinctures

Tinctures are made by soaking the plant in alcohol (which extracts the medicinal compounds). Herbal tinctures are typically produced using the plant’s flower top, but homeopathics often use the entire plant.

Homeopathic arnica is also produced through dilution – a distinguishing factor between homeopathic and herbal forms. Homeopathic dilutions allows for the oral use of Arnica montana (in the correct potency), making homeopathic arnica available in various forms, including topical creams and gels, as well as oral tablets or liquids.

The various available forms of Arnica Montana today:

Gels and Creams

gels and creams

Tablets and Liquids

tablets and liquids

The popularity of herbal and homeopathic arnica has increased the level of harvesting. In recent years, this has drawn attention from global environmental agencies. As a result, Arnica montana has been protected in numerous countries that require a license for harvesting. Responsible harvesting will keep this beautiful and powerful plant around to help heal those of us that love and respect it so much!