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ARNICA

(Arnica Montana)

This herb is poorly tolerated by some people. Many sources indicate that arnica should not be taken internally under any circumstances. Others indicate it is acceptable at homeopathic dosages.

PROPERTIES: anti-rheumatic, vulnerary, analgesic

Arnica (Arnica montana)
· for hemorrhoids or joint inflammation: a cool moist compress using 1-3 tsp tincture to ½ litre of water; renew the compress fairly frequently, at least every two hours
· as a compress: 1 tbsp tincture to ½ litre of water
· effective for bruises and joint inflammation
· should not be used on open wounds
· widely used externally for pain
· as a gargle: 1 tsp of tincture in glass of water, used every hour
· for sore throat
· for pharyngitis

SUGGESTED DOSAGE: should be used as directed by a qualified professional practitioner.
Tincture - Spray: 3-6 pumps three times daily.
Extract: ½ tsp 3 times daily.
Contra Indications:
Used internally it is often considered to be a poison

Please note: This information is compiled from traditional and modern herb books, articles and research. This information is summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner.