Saturday, May 5, 2007


Arnica grows all over this desert region, and for most of the year.

According to the Wikipedia, "Arnica usually refers to Arnica montana, a mountain plant used for relief of bruises, stiffness, and muscle soreness in herbal medicine. Arnica is widely used as a salve for bruises and sprains, and sometimes as a tincture, for the same anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving purposes. In homeopathy it has a wider use. It is available in natural/health food stores, most commonly in gel form, to be applied to the affected area approximately three times daily."

One way to make Arnica ointment, is by brewing the Arnica flower with Marigold flowers over a month period. We may make a batch at some point. If so, I will post the exact recipe.

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