The wonder bruise herb but poisonous if taken internally. Valuable in homoeopathic treatment. Protected mountain plant of Switzerland with golden daisy flowers.
Arnica works by stimulating the activity of white blood cells that perform much of the digestion of congested blood, and by dispersing trapped, disorganized fluids from bumped and bruised tissue, joints and muscles. Arnica is known to stimulate blood circulation and can raise blood pressure, especially in the coronary arteries. The plant is used externally for arthritis, burns, ulcers, eczema and acne.
It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities that can reduce pain and swelling, improving wound healing. The plant has golden-yellow daisy like flowers which grown on single stems. These flowers look best grown in raised beds or in rock gardens.
Sow in spring or late summer