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.
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.
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!