Arnica | Latin Name: Arnica montana | Family: Asteraceae | Extraction: Maceration | Plant Part: Flowers
A light yellow fluid oil is known for its many medicinal qualities.
A perennial plant that grows to about 1 to 2 feet with golden yellow daisy-like flowers with bright green leaves. It is native to Central Europe and Siberia, it is also cultivated in America. It is also known as Leopard’s bane and Mountain tobacco. It is from the Greek word arnakis meaning lambskin. montana means growing in the mountains. To create the oil the flowers are gathered in autumn after the leaves have died down and are then dried with any damaged parts removed.