from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Heliantheae — the arnica plants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of plants; also, the most important species (Arnica montana), native of the mountains of Europe, used in medicine as a narcotic and stimulant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Arnica.
- n. [capitalized] A genus of perennial herbs, natural order Compositæ, natives of the northern temperate and arctic zones, with showy yellow flowers and opposite leaves.
- n. A tincture of the roots or flowers of A. montana, much used as an external application in wounds and bruises, and internally as a stimulant in debilitated states.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. used especially in treating bruises
- n. any of various rhizomatous usually perennial plants of the genus Arnica
- n. an ointment used in treating bruises
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Arnica is good for people too, any soft tissue injury or shock (such as a fall, bruise, car accident, etc.) and is the main remedy for an instance like Smokey's.
Arnica is suppose to be good for pain, swelling, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries and a whole lot more.
Moderate to more severe injuries will respond better to oral Arnica, which is commonly available in a few potencies of increasing strength ranging from 3x, 6x, 6c, 12x, up to 30x, and 30c.
The mildest of bruises and injuries will often respond quite nicely to a few applications of a low strength topical form of Arnica, which is available in a variety of creams, gels and ointments.
"Arnica, " he said, as he put the cups down on the table.
Arnica montana for the physical trauma and Ignatia is good for shocks that are not recovered from.
I suspect this may have something to do with a research study published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery that noted less bruising in face-lift patients treated with Arnica 5.
The legendary efficacy of homeopathic Arnica has made it the choice of many professional athletes and sports teams.
Be advised that topical Arnica should not be applied to broken skin or open wounds.
Homeopathic Arnica is safe, easy to use, and its power to rapidly heal is often a revelation to the newcomer.