Plant Family:

Asteraceae

 

Habitat & Cultivation: 

 

Parts Used/Collection: 

Fresh whole plant or flower heads

 

Herbal Actions: 

  • antimicrobial

  • analgesic

  • anti-rheumatic

  • vulnerary

  • anti-neuralgic

  • anti-inflammatory

  • rubefacient

 

Indications:

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Dose:


 

Contraindications: 

 

Plant Constituents: 

  • Volatile oil

  • Sesquiterpene lactones (helenalin)

  • Flavoinoids

  • Coumarins

  • Nutrients: CHO (mucilage, inulin) Amines & Fatty acids

  • Trace alkaloids

 

System Affinities: 

Gastrointestinal

Reproductive

Nervous system

Immune system

 

Energetics: 


 

Safety: 

 

 

Personal Experience:

 

Research:

 

Frawley, D. & Lad, V. (2001). The Yoga of Herbs. Twin Lakes, Wisconsin: Lotus Press.

 

Gardner, Z. & McGuffin, M. (2013). American herbal products association’s: Botanical safety handbook (2nd ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC press.
 

Hoffmann, D. (2003). Medical Herbalism. Healing Arts Press. Rochester, VT.


Mills, S. & Bone, K. (2005). The essential guide to herbal safety. London, England: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone
 

 

Arnica (Arnica montana)