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Arnica blossom extract from both Arnica montana and Arnica chamissonis. The arnica blossom extract is the basic product of Tinctura arnicae.
Ingredients: essential oils, various Fatty acids, terpenes (e.g. azulene), sesquiterterpene lactones (especially helenalin), triterpenes (arnidiol), various fatty acids, arsenic. Thymol species, paraffins; also coumarins, coffee acids, choline and flavonoids(astragaline).
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With external application antimicrobial and antiphlogistic (especially through the sesquiterterpenes), and decongestant effect, promotes wound healing.
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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.
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.
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- 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.