Save $50 Storewide use code SAVE » Save $50 Storewide use code SAVE »

Arnica

Arnica, a plant with the botanical name of Arnica Montana, is part of the Compositae plant family. It is also commonly called Wolf’s Bane, Leopard’s Bane, Mountain Tobacco, Mountain Arnica, Arnica Root, Common Arnica, and Arnica Flower. Arnica is a perennial wildflower that is native to the mountainous regions of Siberia and Europe. In fact, it most likely earned the names of Mountain Tobacco and Mountain Arnica from the fact that it grew wild throughout areas of Switzerland up to 8,500 feet above sea level.

It is also commonly cultivated in areas of North America. The Arnica plant reaches a full height between one and two feet along with a tall stem. It produces large flowers that feature a yellow-and-orange combination of colors and look quite similar to daisies. The leaves that do grow on the Arnica plant are bright green in color. While foliage on the lower regions of the plant have rounded tips, the leaves on the upper portion of the Arnica plant have ragged, toothed edges and are quite hairy on their surface. The stems are also hairy and produce one to three stalks that produce flowers. Both fresh and dried Arnica flowers, as well as rootstock, are used when preparing medicinal formulations.

Arnica flowers contain carotenoids (used during the formation of Vitamin A in the body), flavonoids (offers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties), sesquiterpene lactones (antimicrobial active plant chemicals), inulin, and essential oil of thymol (antiseptic). Tannin (astringent) is found in the roots of the Arnica plant. The Arnica plant is noted for having the following capabilities: diuretic (alleviates water retention), diaphoretic (increases perspiration), emollient (soothes and softens), stimulant (invigorates physiological activity), expectorant (encourages the expulsion of mucous), and vulnerary (aids in the healing action of wounds). Arnica is primarily used in topical ointments and formulations designed for external use. It has been included in footbaths, compresses, oils, creams, lotions, salves, tinctures, and gels. Its use as an integral component of topical formulations designed to cure wounds and alleviate the pain of muscle and joint aches began as far back as the sixteenth century.

Arnica offers antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and decongestive properties.

Arnica offers antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and decongestive properties that are present when it is included in topical formulas. Arnica is a popular medicinal additive for the treatment of physical injuries involving muscle aches, sprains, joint pain, post-operative bruises, minor wounds, stomach muscle aches, and inflammation caused by insect bites. It has even proven useful in treating superficial phlebitis. Arnica’s ability to stimulate blood flow and increase its circulation beneath the skin enhances the healing of bruises, while also reducing the time it takes for wounds to heal. Several clinical studies have led to results prove the multi-functional capabilities attributed to the inclusion of Arnica in specific formulations designed to speed recovery from certain ailments.

In addition to its medicinal uses, Arnica has been included in treatments designed to alleviate feelings of depression and emotional distress. On a spiritual level, Arnica is carried in healing sachets to restore emotional balance and restore a sense of tranquility. It can also be burned to achieve the same results. A few cautionary statements should be considered when deciding to use products containing Arnica. First, oral ingestion of Arnica may lead to problematic side effects. Excessive oral intake of Arnica can lead to weakness, dizziness, heart irregularities, vomiting, stomach irritation, mucous membrane irritation, and nervousness. Therefore, it is best to use it topically to avoid medical issues. In severe cases of over-ingestion, fatal results can occur. Homeopathic remedies should make use of diluted forms of Arnica that are nearly undetectable.

Arnica commonly infuses a sensation of warmth to the skin upon application.

Second, topical solutions containing Arnica should not be used on broken, cut, or damaged skin as it may create additional problems. Arnica commonly infuses a sensation of warmth to the skin upon application, partly due to its ability to stimulate circulation and blood flow. While topical products containing Arnica are generally safe to use, it is possible that skin experiencing blisters, acne, peeling, eczema or similar types of issues may experience unwanted irritation during prolonged use of any topical solution containing Arnica. Some people may experience hypersensitivity to this herb and should discontinue its use immediately. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding may want to consult their physician prior to using beauty solutions or medical products containing this ingredient.

Shop Top–Rated Customer Picks » Shop Top–Rated Customer Picks »

Arnica Products

Sort results by:
Display:        
A instant complexion booster that leaves you with bright, new skin.
$105.00
1 oz | RQ003
In Stock ADD TO BAG
A non-greasy gel refresher for stressed muscles and legs.
$15.00
1.6 oz | KN029
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Stimulates eyelash growth by nourishing and conditioning.
$32.00
0.1 oz | TL002
In Stock ADD TO BAG
A moisturizing and repairing cream.
$81.00
1.7 oz | PE067
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Oil-free, fragrance-free deep pore clearing gel.
$54.00
3.4 oz | PT251
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Pump. Foam. Rinse. A fresh light foam that deep-cleans your skin.
$34.00
5oz | SK011
In Stock ADD TO BAG
$45.00
1 oz | AN033
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Immediately leaves a noticeably smoother and more refined texture.
$96.00
1 oz | JM023
In Stock ADD TO BAG
This powerhouse formula instantly reduces the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines.
$52.00
0.5oz | GO037
In Stock ADD TO BAG
So effective that a single squeeze can make rough and scaly skin history.
$29.00
6.7 oz | BS008
In Stock ADD TO BAG
A light texture cream that helps balance normal to combination skin.
$52.50
1.7oz | PE011
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Softens skin while relieving tired achy feet.
$28.00
5.2 oz | LO041
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Intensely hydrate and moisturize the delicate eye area.
$39.00
8 ct | RD135
In Stock ADD TO BAG
This treatment diminishes sun damage, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
$95.00
1 oz | JM167
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Reduce signs of tiredness, dark circles and puffiness with these effective patches.
$21.00
7 ct | KL032
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Start the day right with this invigorating gel that cleanses and nourishes skin.
$30.00
9 oz | RU012
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Firms, Repairs, tightens and protects against UV damage.
$79.00
1.7 oz | PE068
In Stock ADD TO BAG
A detoxifying clay mask designed to reduce the appearance of pore size and leave the skin purified, smooth and toned.
$34.00
1.69 oz | PQ015
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Alcohol-free tonic lotion removes make-up and impurities.
$46.50
8.4oz | PM009
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Finishing serum that balances the skin's mantle while providing rich, dewy hydration.
$60.00
4oz | LX002
In Stock ADD TO BAG
A leave-in lotion that conditions the hair and scalp.
$30.00
3.4 oz | DK053
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Scented with an uplifting blend of sweet, sparkling, sun-kissed Pink Grapefruit and fresh, crisp Aloe.
$29.00
6.7 oz | BS236
In Stock ADD TO BAG
A double-action eye cream that corrects dark circles and fatigue under the eyes.
$35.00
0.18 oz | LI002
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Warms, moisturizes and relaxes the skin.
$22.00
3.4 oz | KN061
In Stock ADD TO BAG
A balm-style mask the addresses dryness, skin tone and fine lines.
$50.00
2.7oz | KF033
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Dried milk solids and natural proteins leave your hair clean, shiny and manageable.
$13.00
16 oz | AP022
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Helps delay regrowth and works significantly on all parameters (density, length) of hair after waxing and depilation.
$30.00
1.01 oz | TH200
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Are you suffering from tired, stressed, sore and overworked muscles? This is your remedy!
$22.00
3.5 oz | KN027
In Stock ADD TO BAG
This cream is a heaven sent solution for maturing or deeply needy, dehydrated skin.
$80.00
1.6oz | EO011
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Flexible hold, no-flake gel thickens as it helps to sculpt and define.
$25.00
4.2 oz | OC066
In Stock ADD TO BAG
The perfect stand-alone solution for the entire eye area.
$69.95
1oz | JE003
In Stock ADD TO BAG
No over-stripping or drying of the skin.
$37.00
8.1 oz | EM032
In Stock ADD TO BAG
A leave-in conditioner formulated specially for normal and stressed hair.
$22.00
7 oz | TJ009
In Stock ADD TO BAG
This fast-absorbing after-sun therapy leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated.
$44.00
6 oz | KF098
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Skin will appear dramatically softer, smoother, more luminous and hydrated.
$60.00
1 oz | JM008
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Firma-CELL-4 complex boosts collagen and elastin synthesis.
$52.00
1.5 oz | PT091
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Instantly firms and tightens the delicate skin around the eyes.
$68.00
0.5oz | DG172
In Stock ADD TO BAG
A high-performance, deeply hydrating eye cream.
$48.00
0.5 oz | JQ115
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Helps visibly brighten and reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines.
$100.00
0.5 oz | PT006
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Revives and illuminates tired eyes.
$39.00
0.5 oz | BC030
In Stock ADD TO BAG
This instantly cooling gel refreshes and hydrates puffy tired eyes.
$56.00
0.5oz | RD072
In Stock ADD TO BAG
A powerful anti-aging treatment that restores youthful radiance.
$80.00
2oz | AS005
In Stock ADD TO BAG
This facial powder helps to refine skin tone and reduce shine.
$36.00
0.35 oz | JQ093
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Nourishes cells, firms, brightens, and tones eye area. Minimizes fine lines.
$36.00
0.5 oz | AN035
In Stock ADD TO BAG
This treatment helps to reduce broken capillaries, spider veins and redness.
$38.00
2.2 oz | DT028
In Stock ADD TO BAG
A detoxifying mask that heals breakouts and reduces surface oil.
$52.00
3.3oz | ER018
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Helps to reveal firm and radiant skin while diminishing visible signs of aging.
$129.00
2oz | ZB016
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Shower your skin in intensive and lightweight hydration.
$71.00
1oz | DQ057
In Stock ADD TO BAG
Display:        
FREE Favorites Duo ($24 Value). Details »
Sale — While They Last »
Smart Shopping — Beauty Center
Zinc Oxide – Key Ingredient
FREE Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask ($17 Value). Details »
Skin Care Regimen »
2 steps to a new you — My Beauty Advisor