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Family name: Compositae
Genus and Species: Arnica montana
Common Name: Arnica
Description: Perennial with yellow daisy like flowers
Growing Conditions: prefers moist, loamy soil
Propagation: from seed - needs extra care - light dependent germinator; also propagated from division
Parts used: aerial parts, especialliy the flowers
Harvest: flowers at full flowering stage
Preparation: flowers used fresh or dried for tinctures and infused oils

Medicinal Uses:

Arnica tincture in very low doses can be used as an anti-inflammatory for treating traumatic injury. I use Arnica only in an infused oil (as is or in a salve) for reducing swelling and bruising caused by traumatic injury, pulled muscles and arthritic joints.