Arnica: Benefits, Properties?
Surely sometimes you wonder at the amount of plants that exist in nature. Clearly there are thousands of them that we do not have the minimum information and therefore we do not take your benefits for lack of information. To help with this task today we will discuss the properties of arnica, a little knowledge never enough and it may be the remedy you're looking for.
What is Arnica?
Arnica is a plant with erect, hairy stem and rough. Is at least half a meter high, oval and has beautiful flowers are yellow with orange tones leaves.
Usually arnica plant grows in the meadows of the European mountains, but now it is very common to find it based products in health food stores worldwide. Moreover, the aroma of this plant is so strong that it often makes more of a sneeze guard.
Benefits of Arnica
In alternative medicine usually arnica flowers, leaves and rhizomes, ie underground stems are used. For years this plant has gained a significant reputation for its healing properties, it is most famous, and admittedly, is in the treatment of wounds, bruises, muscle tension.
The properties of arnica lie in its anti-inflammatory qualities, decongestant and astringent, experts in alternative medicine recommend treatments for arthritis, stomach ulcers, fights gum infections and sore throat, it is also very useful when it comes to healing burns.
Even in some medical centers is used to treat bruises, boils, bruises, fractures or joint pain.
How to use Arnica
The first thing to say is that the benefits of arnica are received through a tincture prepared with her dye which in turn serves as raw material for ointments. The recommendation of the experts is not Arnica eat, because their high value compounds can cause poisoning, their consumption should consult your doctor because it can only be taken if it is not diluted. Nor is recommended to apply the cream into the wound, as it may cause irritation.
Tincture which you speak is obtained easily, the idea is to crush the arnica and for every 5 parts of it, add 1 70 degrees alcohol. Then let marinate for 5 days and the result is a filter arnica.
When you have the tincture can be diluted in water to make compresses. However thousands of medicinal arnica ointments shops are very popular, but its production base is dyeing.
Well I have a little more information about this plant that delivers benefits without distinction of any kind, you expect that when topics that we've discussed earlier arise, you are prepared to face them with a source of natural medicine and plant arnica. And you do you have to recommend any medicinal plant?
Its main property is to increase local blood circulation. Therefore, it is widely used in case of bruises, bumps, bruises, sprains and muscle aches. Also relieves pain and improves nerve and muscle weakness.
Some natural remedies made with arnica:
For sore feet and tired, sepuede add a few drops of arnica tincture in a bucket containing hot water and then introduce the feet in such preparation.
To cure rheumatism and strokes, apply cloths de2.5 grams decoction roots and leaves of arnica to a pint of water. Alternatively, rub the affected area with cloths containing tincture of arnica part.
If you want to prepare the tincture should macerate 20 g of dried flowers in 80 grams of 90 percent alcohol (an alternative might be a pint of brandy, gin or vodka). Alcohol should be enough to cover the flowers. Then, filtered and stored in a tightly capped bottle glass dark for 9 days. Shake the mixture several times each day. After that time period, the dye in drops ointments for local massage (traumas, bruises, rheumatic and muscular pain) is added
To make an ointment, arnica ounce of dried and pulverized requiereuna mixed with an ounce of olive oil and placed for several hours on very low heat. Combine this medicinal oil with melted beeswax to desired consistency. Pour into dark glass jars while still hot.
Precautions to keep in mind:
Non-domestic use of arnica is recommended, since in large quantities, has led to poisoning with toxic symptoms, such as vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding and even death.
By externally applying arnica essential oil should be diluted form, as this may damage the skin.
Do not apply arnica strokes where there is an open wound.
If the first application note which has left a rash, you should discontinue use.
Prolonged outdoor use of arnica extract at high concentrations can result in blisters, skin ulcers, and necrosis of the surface.