The fragrant and eye-pleasing yellow flowers of the arnica have so many properties that have been valued for centuries that this plant was almost extinct. Today, arnica is under strict protection, and the raw material for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products comes from crops.
Health benefits: Infusions of arnica eliminate swelling and bruises - stimulate blood circulation, and thus disperse accumulated fluids from damaged tissues: blood, plasma, lymph. With sprains, bruises, dislocations or even in the case of soreness of over-trained arnica muscles it will quickly bring relief. In addition to anti-inflammatory, improving blood circulation and sealing blood vessels, the arnica extract also has warming and analgesic properties, and also supports the regeneration of damaged tissues. Arnica infusions are great for vascular skin. They reach the capillaries, causing them to shrink and strengthen their walls. Admittedly, the dilated capillaries will not disappear completely, but after some time they will become less visible, and more importantly - no new "spiders" will appear. Arnica infusions are a perfect mouthwash. Their Bacteriostatic and bactericidal properties, mainly helenaline and flavonoids, help to treat gingivitis or ulceration of the gums and mouth. They are also an effective remedy for aphthae. Arnica tonic is an ideal solution for oily, seborrheic, pimple skin. Carotenoids are precursors of vitamin A and powerful antioxidants - they are great for treating acne. Thymol and chlorogenic acid have disinfecting properties, they cope not only with bacteria and viruses, but also with fungi. Tonic can also be used to rinse your hair if it is getting greasy very quickly.
Other use: They are very popular in the beauty industry.
How to make a Arnica Flowers Tea?
Put 3-5 Arnica Flowers into 350 ml of hot water, cover and leave for 20 minutes. Drink it or use it as a tonic.