Uses: This member of the thistle family grows in the mountain
states of Canada and the U.S.
Traditional uses of Arnica
have included infusions and tinctures of the flowers used to control
pain of broken bones, severe sprains, and headaches.
It has been used in poultices
and compresses to relieve the pain of rheumatism, bruises (including
black eyes), and sprains.
Arnica salve is helpful
for chapped lips and skin, rashes and sore joints.