A person who at the beginnings of the year can discover a medicinal plant called arnica could be considered as lucky, because its attributes and benefits for health will be really useful for him.
It is about a small plant with yellow flowers which are the ones that are used for several medicinal targets; its smell is similar to the one of chamomile.
Its use is wide; some examples of them are, among others, relieve the pain and the cough, the swelling and the hematomas after a hit; it can be also useful to the treatment of the characteristic swelling after a surgery, relieving it in a light but significant manner.
It has great effectiveness due to its powerful analgesic and anti-inflammatory action that reduce the size of the bruises, while relieve the pain and avoid infections.
Normally the arnica can be found in pomade, cream, gel or oil, and besides it is used, for the cure of sprains, muscle pains and generally in any problem related to the bones, tendons or muscles. An example of those could be the rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, it is also used with success to fight the grooves of the pregnancy. It is only recommended as external use, because of the direct ingestion of plant of arnica or its infusion can be really toxic.
By: Teresa Valenzuela García