Arnica Montana ( also know as Mountain Tobacco, Mountain Arnica, Common Arnica, Leopard’s Bane and Sneezewort) is a perennial herb, growing close to the ground.
warning: This herb should NEVER be taken in raw form. This plant, like many medicinal plants if ingested, can cause intestinal bleeding, abdominal cramping and sickness. Homeopathy is the medicinal use of tinctures and suspensions using herbs and other plants and should never be consumed without proper preparation. Only respectable homeopathic remedies and tinctures should be consumed.
Arnica Montana has been used in Europe for centuries to treat swelling, soreness and bruising. This product is oftern misunderstood when confused with ingesting the arnica plant in its raw form. (DO NOT INGEST ARNICA IN ITS RAW NATURAL FORM). When properly prepared, Arnica may significantly decrease the healing time or the appearance of such following surgery. There are many different formulations from different companies. Sublingual (under the tongue) types are the most often recommended for plastic surgery.