Medicinal benefits, properties and uses


If you’ve ever heard about the flowers of arnica, mountain tobacco or the doom of a wolf or leopard, you have to know that all these are alternative names for arnica, a plant of European and North American origin, adopted by historical civilizations due to many of its innate properties, which make it ideal in all types of medical treatments.

This plant, whose flowers are specifically those that are used because those benefits are housed there, reports applications for prevent body problems such as hair loss, the pain caused by blows, various bruises, swelling and other very diverse conditions.

Similar to tobacco leaves from an aesthetic point of view, in the following lines we are going to review some of the most frequent uses of arnica so that you can also take advantage of it.

In what cases can we use arnica?

Bruising or a bloated feeling

As we said, arnica flowers are highly valued to avoid the discomfort that cause bruising from bumps or falls, as well as that unbearable feeling of bloating that appears as a result of slow digestion or excessive food intake.


Scientific evidence shows that this plant can be effective in relieving the classic inflammatory pain of arthritis, with results similar to those of ibuprofen.

Carpal tunnel

Carpal tunnel is caused by irritation of the opening just below the wrist. Consuming arnica can reduce it to the point of helping in the postoperative period or even preventing the patient from having to undergo this surgical intervention.

Sports injuries

Going through a sports injury, or muscle pain in general, can be more pleasant thanks to the positive effects of arnica, both at rest and in the middle of competition.

Flower oil

When it comes to presentations, arnica flower oil is the most popular presentation of this natural medicine, a analgesic without contraindications for application on the skin, even delaying its aging, beyond the other virtues mentioned above.

On the other hand, there are certain contraindications to which you should pay attention, such as the recommendation not to use it in patients allergic to the Asteraceae and Compositae families.

It should also not be supplied on damaged skin, nor applied internally, even less in pregnant women or those who are in the middle of lactation.

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