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Plant Part: Flower
Extraction: Infused in Vegetable Oil
Growing Practice: Organic
Country of Origin: USA
Arnica Chamissonis Infused Oil
Fresh Arnica chamissonis flowering tops infused in pure olive oil.
Excellent for deep tissue, facial, muscle massage.
Plant Information for Meadow Arnica (Arnica chamissonis)
The Meadow Arnica or Silver Arnica Arnica chamissonis of the Family Asteraceae is native to the Northwest, growing in high meadows and damp places at high elevations. It has tall stems up to 36 inches supporting a single yellow flower head about1/2" in diameter appearing throughout the summer. (Europeans call this "North American arnica.")
Arnica chamissonis is one of the arnicas that contains helenalin, which is a sesquiterpene lactone that is a major ingredient in anti-inflamatory preparations, and can cause skin irritation
In Europe the rhizome is used as the medicinal part but in North America the flower is used.
For external use only. Do not use on broken skin.
Helanin has been known to cause skin irritation. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review rates Arnica extracts as a "Cosmetic ingredient with insufficient data to support safety." Issues include potential for photosensitization, dermal 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.
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