Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

Natural remedies

Arnica contraindications

(Arnica montana)

WHO MUST NOT TAKE ARNICA

Ingestion of arnica is TOXIC !!!

flores arnica
A detail of arnica flowers

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Has arnica any contraindications?

Arnica is used on the skin, so that all the plant contraindications refer to external use.

- Pregnant women, during lactation, infants and children. Arnica is a toxic plant including when used externally, so its use is not recommended in these cases. You must consult with a qualified physician.

- Sensitive skin. Poultices of arnica can cause flushing (reddening of the skin) and skin irritation. Its use is not recommended in sensitive skin.

- Open or bleeding wounds. Plasters or other skin preparations of arnica can not be used on open wounds or bleeding because they can cause poisoning.

- Allergies. Do not use plasters or other preparations of arnica in people who are allergic to this plant or plants of the daisy family (Compositae).

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