DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Yellow flowers of arnica.
Ingredients: essential oils, various fatty acids, terpenes. Fatty acids, terpenes (e.g. azulene), sesquiterterpene lactones (especially helenalin), triterpenes (arnidiol), various types of thymol, paraffin. Furthermore, coumarins, caffeic acids, choline and flavonoids (astragalin).
HMPC monograph: Traditional-use: bruises, sprains, local muscular pains ("sore muscles"
)ESCOP monograph: External: bruises, sprains and inflammations due to insect bites; for gingivitis, aphthae; for the symptomatic treatment of rheumatic complaints and muscular pains ("sore muscles").
Commission E-monograph: External: Consequences of injuries and accidents, e.g. haematoma, sprains, bruises, contusions, fracture oedema; rheumatic muscular and joint complaints. Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat; furunculosis and inflammation as a result of insect bites; superficial phlebitis.
Pharmacodynamics (Effect)This section has been translated automatically.
With external application antimicrobial and antiphlogistic (especially through the sesquiterterpenes), and decongestant effect, promotes wound healing.
You might also be interested in
IndicationThis section has been translated automatically.
It is not recommended to use on open wounds.
Undesirable effectsThis section has been translated automatically.
Contact allergy (as with other asteraceae extracts), in higher concentrations also toxic contact dermatitis.
ContraindicationThis section has been translated automatically.
Allergy to daisy flowers,
Pregnancy and lactation, and children under 12 years of age in the absence of data.
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Hausen BM et al. (1978) The sensitizing capacity of Compositae plants. I. Occupational contact dermatitis from Arnica longifolia Eaton. Contact Dermatitis 4:3-10.
- Jimenez V et al. (2014) Natural sesquiterpene lactones induce programmed cell death in Trypanosoma cruzi: a new therapeutic target? Phytomedicine 21:1411-1418.
- Merfort I (2011)Perspectives on sesquiterpene lactones in inflammation and cancer. Curr Drug Targets 12:1560-1573.
- Usui K et al.(2015) Identification of HSP70-inducing activity in Arnica montana extract and purification and characterization of HSP70-inducers. J Dermatol Sci 78:67-75.