Native to the mid-mountain regions of southern Russia, Europe and America, arnica, a perennial plant, has traditionally been used in herbal medicine to treat local inflammatory conditions, of traumatic or infectious origin. Rich in anti-inflammatory and analgesic principles, it is used by the pharmaceutical industry to manufacture ointments and ointments. It is commonly prescribed in trauma and sports medicine.
Scientific name: Arnica montana
Common name: arnica
Botanical classification: family of asteraceae (Asteraceae)
Forms and preparations: creams, gels, ointments, ointments, dyes, massage oils, homeopathic granules
Medicinal properties of arnica
Only in homeopathic medicine. See the Arnica Montana page for more information.
Traumatology: treatment of hematomas, inflammation, limited bleeding and post-traumatic pain.
Cardiology: prevention of cardiovascular risk and protection of capillaries.
Ophthalmology: prevention and treatment of retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.
Surgery: treatment of certain post-operative pains.
Traumatology: treatment of bruises, strains, shocks, bruises, edemas and post-traumatic inflammation.
Rheumatology: joint pain, muscle pain, osteoarthritis, arthritis, tendonitis.
Phlebology: venous disorders and phlebitis, venous insufficiency and varicose veins.
Dermatology: treatment of insect bites, boils, inflammatory dermatoses.
USUAL THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS
First-line treatment of skin, muscle and joint trauma. Treatment of post-traumatic inflammation and bruising. Treatment of venous pathologies.
OTHER PROVEN THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS
The effectiveness of arnica dyeing in treating certain inflammatory ENT conditions, sore throat, viral and bacterial angina, gingivitis, foot-and-mouth ulcers, and oral pain has been described clinically because of its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial power.