Properties: Reduce Inflammation, soothe muscle ache, treat sprains, bruises, tendon strains. Description: Arnica is a bright yellow, daisy-like flower, and ointments made from the flowering heads have been used in natural medicine for hundreds of years. It is extremely popular in Germany and over 100 drug preparations are made from the plant.Arnica is used to soothe muscle aches, reduce inflammation, and heal wounds.The active components in arnica are sesquiterpene lactones, which are known to reduce inflammation and decrease pain. Arnica works by stimulating the activity of white blood cells that perform much of the digestion of congested blood, and by dispersing trapped, disorganized fluids from bumped and bruised tissue, joints and muscles.Arnica is known to stimulate blood circulation (and can raise blood pressure). The plant is used externally for arthritis, burns, ulcers, eczema and acne. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities that can reduce pain and swelling, improving wound healing.Arnica is recommended for, arthritis, rheumatism, sore or painful joints, tendon strain, sprains, swellings and dispersing trapped fluids from bumped and bruised tissue, joints and muscles .