Arnica montana
 This plant in the old days was called "the fall of the grass", as it has almost magical effect in bruises and sprains. And she miraculously transforms the skin and hair of women, she entrusted her beauty.

Arnica montana - Arnica montana   - A perennial herb of the aster family. His generic name arnica received from the word "sheep" as arnica flower petals and fluffy crests baskets like the wool of this animal. And it was called the mountain, because it grows in the mountains.

Mountain arnica captivates with its beauty, especially when it flowers in spring bloom.

Rhizome from arnica horizontal, not too long. Stem straight, zhestkoopushёnny to 60cm. in height. Basal leaves, close fitting to the ground and form a rosette long stem scarce. Bright orange, like flaming flowers-rays several irregular shapes are collected in a large basket with a double bristly wrapper. Arnica blooms from June to July.

 Arnica montana
   In the wild it grows in Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, the Ukrainian Carpathians, on the slopes, wastelands, in light mixed forests. Arnica is cultivated on plantations and are grown in home gardens lovers.

The healing power of Arnica montana
Herb arnica can be purchased at the pharmacy. The herb arnica contains vitamins - B, C, flavonoids, essential oil, choline, bitterness, trace elements.

It is known that arnica used for therapeutic purposes even the ancient Greeks and Romans.

Arnica has a disinfecting, anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties.

Preparations from arnica reduce blood pressure, improve blood circulation, the cardiovascular system are the prevention of atherosclerosis.

Compresses with arnica used in polluted, poorly healing wounds.

- Compress
2 teaspoons dried inflorescence arnica pour 2 cups boiling water, to insist 20 minutes, strain and make a compress.

When the pain in my throat ½ teaspoon of tincture of arnica is diluted in 1 cup of warm water and rinse the throat.

- Alcoholate
1st. spoon pour arnica Article 10. spoons to 70% alcohol, insist 2 weeks in a dark place, squeeze, strain. Bred and used for poultices.

The finished tincture can be purchased at the pharmacy.

Inside yourself to take arnica should not be. Is that a homeopathic remedy Arnica 6, which is used in homeopathy 200 years.

Preparation Arnica is made from dried roots arnica. Assign it to normalize circulation, with heart disease, rheumatism, gout, atherosclerosis, bruises, lumbago, for recuperation after heavy infectious diseases. 3 Months grains. But if taken more and chemicals, the period of validity of homeopathic arnica is greatly reduced.

For sale as arnica ointment for the treatment of venous diseases, bleeding, sprains and bruises.

Arnica for female beauty
Arnica is used both in industry and in the home cosmetics. It is part of toothpastes, creams, deodorants. Arnica strengthens skin turgor, treats acne, removes excess fat, eliminates edema, improves the complexion and makes the skin more elastic.

But before you start using arnica, it is necessary to put the broth in the crook of the elbow and wait. Some arnica can cause burning, itching, and other symptoms of an allergic reaction.   If all is well, you can use masks of arnica .

- Mask for oily skin
Prepare the infusion of arnica ½ teaspoon sugar and 1 cup of boiled water, 10 minutes, drain. Take 1 teaspoon of tincture, add 1 teaspoon honey and 1 egg white, mix and apply for 10 minutes, rinse with water at room temperature.

- Rejuvenating mask
1 teaspoon of the infusion mixed with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 2st. tablespoons grated grated cucumber mask apply on face for 10 minutes, rinse with warm water, wash with cool.

- Mask for strengthening hair
2st. spoon infusion of arnica mixed with 2st. tablespoons of burdock oil, 1 egg yolk, 2st. spoons of sour milk or yogurt and 1 teaspoon of honey. All stir well, rub into the scalp and spread over the entire length of hair. Wear plastic cap. Wash your hair with shampoo in 20-30 minutes.

In ancient times it was considered a magical herb arnica, collected on Ivan Kupala and make a wish, which was to be executed during the year.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva