Arnica (Arnica Montana)
This plant blooms on unfertilized grasslands throughout Scandinavia, Southern Europe and mid-Asia between July and August . The golden yellow blossoms are harvested as soon as they are fully developed. Arnica is made-up of many components, including flavonoids, Silicic Acid, cartonoids and essential oils. The extract from this plant serves as a fungicide and as an immune-stimulant.
Medically, Arnica is used externally as an application for bruises, sprains, stings or wounds (see A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Clarke, MD, 3rd ed. 1987, vol. I, p. 171). Also used after traumatic injuries: see Boericke.
In body care Arnica provides a layer of warmth and helps to soothe tired and tight muscles.
WELEDA cooperates with different partners in cultivating Arnica. The arnica is harvested at its peak in the early morning hours, carefully cleaned and freshly delivered to WELEDA. Here the plants are processed immediately.
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