Botanical Name: Heterotheca inuloides
Plant Part: Flowers
Infused In: Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 11.3% dry herb/L of oil (i.e., 113 g herb per 1000 ml of oil)
Product Description: There are a number of beneficial compounds found in Arnica, specific helenalin, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, thymol, and various other ethers. This unique mixture gives the plant its powerful and well-known effects. While this plant should never be consumed orally, nor placed directly on open wounds, it has a wide range of topical uses. Arnica oils and creams are known to be herbal medicines, with dramatic results if used immediately after an injury, as this oil helps to speed the healing process by moving waste-filled fluids out of the body, and moving cleansing fluids into the affected area.
Cautions: Arnica should only be applied to unbroken skin as it is known to promote blood circulation and may increase bleeding of wounds and should not be used in aromatherapy.
Storage: Please store in dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.