Arnica Whole, also known as Leopards Bane, this plant which somewhat resembles a sunflower, and indeed belongs to the same family of plants, Arnica ha...
Arnica Whole, also known as Leopards Bane, this plant which somewhat resembles a sunflower, and indeed belongs to the same family of plants, Arnica has seen use for ages in an assortment of medical uses. Europeans and Native Americans have used Arnica, to soothe muscle aches, reduce inflammation, and heal wounds.
Arnica magical attributes, arnica is masculine in nature and associated with Midsummer (summer solstice), the harvest and harvest spirits. It is sacred to Freya, Ra and Apollo. It is aligned with the sun and the element of fire. To drive away thunderstorms burn arnica and say "Set arnica alight, set arnica alight, thunderstorm take flight." Arnica can be used in general protective rituals as well as rituals for fertility of crops.
Arnica can be planted around an area to keep a spirit from entering or leaving. It will only work until the plant dies back in the fall. It is also associated with Feminine Energy, Saturn and Earth. Arnica healing attributes, arnica is topically soothing and aids healing in bruises and sprains and should be applied as quickly as possible after the injury occurs to aid healing. The essential oil can be added to massage oils for use before and after strenuous physical exercise to prevent muscle aches and strains. It is great for muscle aches of all sorts (including PMS) as it reduces inflammation and soothes pain.
It should never be applied to open wounds, rashes or any broken skin.
A good salve mix for bumps, bruises and sprains is witch hazel, comfrey and arnica. Use with caution and only for first aid purposes.
This is a (2)oz bag of whole Arnica.