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Arnica tincture
The tincture of Arnica is used for external application to sprains, bruises, and wounds, and as a paint for chilblains when the skin is unbroken. Repeated applications may produce severe inflammation. For tender feet a foot-bath of hot water containing 2 oz. of the tincture arnica has brought great relief. 326.1
Arnica *
Recipe Instructions: Tincture :Tincture of fresh flowers 1:5 (75A:25W)
Tincture of dried flowers 1:10(50A:50W) Dilute using 1 part tincture to 4 parts water for cold compress. Add to hand or foot soaks for arthritis and swelling.
Source: Grieve, Maud Mrs. "A Modern Herbal Vol I" (1931)

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Bruises/sprains :Life is full of bumps and bruises, from childhood on into old age. Bruises are the result of bleeding when the tiny capillaries under the skin are damaged, usually by an injury.
  • First_aid :The most important ingredient in any home first aid kit would have to be common sense. Once you make a good judgement call that the situation doesn't warrant professional attention, delve into your well stocked herbal medicine chest for some of these home herbal remedies.
  • Foot Care :Aromatherapy foot powders and sprays to keep your feet sweet smelling and eliminate odor-causing bacteria.
  • Pain Relief :Herbal remedies can bring blessed relief without having to resort to pain killers.
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