Illustrierte Arnika in weiß


Arnica photo

This plant is subject to species protection!

Wildlife in mountain meadows throughout Europe. Through breeding efforts, it was possible to develop a variety for field cultivation. For external use for the consequences of injuries and accidents, for rheumatic muscle and joint problems, inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, inflammation as a result of insect bites.



0.3–1 % sesquiterpene lactones, esters of helenalin, flavonoids, 0.2–0.35 % essential oil with a buttery consistency, cinnamic acids, coumarins. The total content of active ingredients is determined by the cultivation altitude (590 to 2230 m above sea level).


Clinically proven indications include injuries caused by accidents, bruises, bruises, bruises, edema after broken bones, muscle and joint problems after excessive strain (sport). But also for rheumatic diseases. All arnica flower preparations are to be used PURELY externally.

Homeopathic preparations in the form of globules and dilutions to promote wound healing in the case of bone fractures or surgical procedures.

Most often as an alcoholic aqueous extract for rubs, but also as a component of ointments and gels for local use to treat muscle and joint inflammation, to relax the muscles in the event of sprains, tensions and sports injuries.


If the skin is damaged, prolonged use can cause blisters to form.



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