Montana Outdoors

April 25, 2016

Arnica

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 8:49 am

Heart-leaf Arnica

Heart-leaf Arnica

Heart-leaf Arnica

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  1. I’ve heard of this flower (years ago) in crossword puzzles, but I never knew what it looked like. Great photos. Such detail.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — April 25, 2016 @ 9:06 am

    • Besides being pretty, it is used, particularly the flowers, to make a tincture for swellings, sprains, bruises and wounds. The whole plant is toxic though and cannot be used for internal use.

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      Comment by montucky — April 25, 2016 @ 10:03 am

  2. According to the USDA that’s one I’ll never see here. Too bad, it’s a pretty one.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — April 25, 2016 @ 2:54 pm

  3. LOVELY! Thanks and congratulations.

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    Comment by nvsubbaraman — April 25, 2016 @ 5:15 pm

  4. Arnica has to be one of the top herbal remedies in my first aid drawer (and I’m using it morning and night at the moment). Fascinating to see the flower and plant. I’ve had many sprained ankles over the years and if one can get some arnica tincture or ointment on it immediately after injury, it virtually wipes out the bruising and swelling before it can gain hold. I’ve never used it on broken skin as it’s toxic, but my Father uses it any way he can and refuses to heed my warning not to use it on a broken skin.

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    Comment by Vicki — April 25, 2016 @ 5:48 pm

    • It’s a favorite of mine too. I’ve not found anything else that works as well. A friend made me some tincture it is has been even better than the commercial brands.

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      Comment by montucky — April 25, 2016 @ 6:14 pm

      • I’ve made tinctures when studying Herbal Medicine in the early 1990s, but a layperson can’t buy the hospital grade alcohol so I used Vodka (which seemed to work just as well).

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        Comment by Vicki — April 25, 2016 @ 6:19 pm

        • I don’t know if they sell it over there, but a brand of alcohol called “Everclear” is sold here in liquor stores at 190 proof. It is sometimes used by herbal product manufacturers to use when making tinctures.

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          Comment by montucky — April 25, 2016 @ 6:27 pm

  5. These pictures make us see what we have not before! Amazing photography. – Cezane

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    Comment by Cezane & Michelle — April 25, 2016 @ 11:43 pm

    • A great many people have seen these flowers: I don’t know how many have actually looked at them.

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      Comment by montucky — April 26, 2016 @ 8:51 am

  6. The discussion above about the medicinal use was fascinating. “Arnica” seemed familiar, so I went looking, and discovered that it’s used for sprains and so on. There are so many useful plants around us. That they happen to be beautiful, too, is a real plus!

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    Comment by shoreacres — April 26, 2016 @ 5:27 am

    • I use Arnica tincture, but I might have a problem making myself pick the flowers from which to make it.

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      Comment by montucky — April 26, 2016 @ 8:58 am

  7. How nice to see what Arnica looks like. I use Arnica cream whenever I have a bruise and wouldn’t be without it. Have used it for years. Lovely photos.

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    Comment by Val — April 26, 2016 @ 11:51 am

    • Very useful and very pretty too. I suppose these have been domesticated, but they are plentiful in the woods here this time of year.

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      Comment by montucky — April 26, 2016 @ 12:34 pm

  8. Second and the third photos are my favorite. I am very happy when seeing Your beautiful “flower collection”.

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    Comment by Sartenada — April 27, 2016 @ 12:34 am

    • I love flowers and especially the ones that Nature tends Herself, as these are.

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      Comment by montucky — April 27, 2016 @ 7:53 am

  9. Another of the lovely sunflower family.

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    Comment by Candace — April 29, 2016 @ 5:29 pm

    • As with many other species, Arnica is blooming profusely this year.

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      Comment by montucky — April 29, 2016 @ 7:21 pm

  10. the last photo is beautiful
    and reminds me of hands in prayer

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    Comment by Tammie — May 1, 2016 @ 12:20 pm

  11. Beautiful photos … // Maria 🙂

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    Comment by mariayarri — May 11, 2016 @ 6:45 am

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