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Arnica Montana Infused Oil

Arnica Montana Infused Oil
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code: 60028


Latin Binomial: Arnica montana in Olive Oil
Plant Part: Flower
Extraction: Infused in Vegetable Oil
Growing Practice: Organic
Country of Origin: USA

Arnica montana fresh herb infused in olive oil to saturation, 1:1.

Ingredients: Arnica montana fresh herb infused in olive oil to saturation, 1:1.

Plant Information for Arnica montana

Arnica montana of the Family Asteraceae is endemic to Europe, growing in nutrient poor silicaceous meadows up to nearly 10,000 feet. It has tall stems up to 2-1/2 feet supporting a single yellow flower head about 5 cm in diameter appearing from May to August.

Arnica montana is often grown in an herb gardens.

It contains helanin, which is a sesquiterpene lactone that is responsible for its anti-inflamatory properties but also may cause skin irritation.

In Europe the rhizome is used as the medicinal part but in North America the flower is used.

Used as an additive in massage and body oils for muscular aches and pains, helps speed healing of bruises, swelling and sprains. Analgesic and anti-inflammatory.
External Use Only. Keep out of reach of children. Refrigerate when not in use. Do not use on broken skin.

If ingested internally, the toxin helenalin produces severe gastroenteritis, and internal bleeding of the digestive tract if enough material is ingested.

Contact with the fresh plant can cause contact dermatitis. Discontinue use if irritation is noted.

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review rates Arnica extracts as a "Cosmetic ingredient with insufficient data to support safety." Issues include potential for photosensitization, sensitivity and irritation, and genotoxicity in mammalian systems.

The information provided on these pages is not a substitute for necessary medical care, nor intended as medical advice. Always keep carriers and bases tightly closed and in a cool, dark place, out of reach of children. If redness or irritation occurs when applied to the skin, stop using immediately and contact your health provider if necessary.