Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
Family: Asteraceae [formerly called Compositae] (aster, daisy, or sunflower family)
Part Used: Fresh or dried flowers. The root is also used in European herbal preparations.
Magickal substitutions:Rosemary usually may be safely substituted for any herb in magick spells and rituals. Roses may safely be substituted for any flower.
Essential oil warning: Arnica essential oil (Arnica Montana) is hazardous and should not be used in aromatherapy, ingested, or come in contact with the skin.
health care uses:
Health Notice: Attempting to be an amateur doctor is potentially dangerous to your health. This web page is not professional medical advice. Nothing on this website should be considered as a substitute or replacement for professional medical advice. Persons should seek the advice of qualified health providers. Self-medication should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care. Please confirm all self-medication with your doctor or health care professional. See the article on healing for recommended healers.
Safety Information: Arnica essential oil (Arnica Montana) is hazardous and should not be used in aromatherapy, ingested, or come in contact with the skin.
Some herbs may be poisonious under some conditions. Exercise appropriate care.
Wild gathering: Avoid wild gathering. Some plants are endangered species. Some plants can be toxic just by touch. Even experts can make deadly misidentifications of wild plants. Please grow your own herbs in your own goddess garden (or window boxes).
from Köhlers Medizinal-Pflanzen by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1887
Arnica montana (also known as leopards bane, wolfs bane, mountain tobacco and mountain arnica), is a European flowering plant with large yellow capitula. from Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thomê Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz 1885, Gera, Germany
1. upper part of the plant 2. leaf close to the ground 3. mittblomma (2/1) 4. kantblomma (2/1) 5. flying fruit (2/1) from Bilder ur Nordens Flora
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