Common Name: Arnica
Botanical Name: (Arnica montana)
Properties: Stimulant, Analgesic
Uses: Oil and linament are used in muscle rubs for sore and painful muscles, aches, strains or injuries.
Should only be used externally on unbroken skin.
Can be toxic if taken internally.
Folktales, Facts, and History: Popularly used in homeopathic medicine in acute situations involving bruising.