|Arnica montana L.
|the pastures of mountainous regions in Europe
|fresh and herbaceous, characteristic of fresh Arnica
|Biochemical composition of the essential oil
| thymohydroqumone dimethyl ether, a “pool” of sesquiterpene lactones from the group of pseudo-guaianolides and their esters, varying in its proportions according to the botanical and geographical origins; the heavy, non-volatile fraction comprises long chain alkanes, C10, C15 and C30 terpenoids, phytosterols, etc.
|Absolute is indicated for external use as “vulnerary”, due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-ecchymotic and analgesic properties; and to treat bruises and bruises, insect bites, sprains and osteoarthritis pain. The presence of methyl-y-lactones is very often responsible for allergic dermatitis, which limits its use.
|Main therapeutic indications