External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing

Arnica Essence

Mountain Tobacco, Leopard's Bane
Weleda UK distributes Arnica Essence as Arnica Bumps and Bruises Spray
Arnica Essence (Weleda) 10g contains: Arnica, Planta tota 6g
Arnica Bumps and Bruises Spray: 1g of spray contains: 0.1g of tincture from Arnica (equivalent to 0.05g Arnica Montana L. fresh whole plant). Extraction solvent: Ethanol 61% v/v. Also contains Ethanol and Water.

Guiding principle

Arnica montana
Picture: Anne-Sommer-Solheim

Arnica grows in the mid mountain ranges, where it is exposed to the raw forces of nature: warmth and light, cold and wind. Its flower appears to be ruffled or "deformed" by these forces; nevertheless it stands upright, linking its vigorous root to its radiant yellow flower (with a tinge of red). The stalk is covered by fine silvery hairs and has few leaves. The entire plant is permeated by a strong, aromatic oil, which is especially concentrated in the root. Arnica supports healing processes where inner or outer causes have damaged tissue, including where there is bleeding.