Arnica is a plant remedy commonly known as Leopard’s Bane. This plant is found on the slopes of the mountain in Europe, Switzerland, North Germany and Siberia. In earlier times, Natives used this plants’ poisonous juice to kill the leopard hence the name, Leopard’s Bane.
Arnica acts on Muscles, Tendons, Bones, Central Nervous System and Gastro-intestinal tract. This medicine is prepared from entire plant including the roots of the plant.
An individual needing Arnica as a Remedy is Mentally sad, morose, cannot focus, they want to be alone and are indifferent about things or people. It is a good remedy after Roadside accidents to promote absorption of blood and prevent suppuration (pus formation). These patients who are victim of roadside accidents may be unconscious, but they answer correctly when questioned, which is a prominent feature of Arnica. Arnica patients don’t want to be approached. They are extremely afraid of anything or anyone approaching them as they feel they will get injured.
Physically, Arnica patient walks by bending at the hip joint. The injured parts turn black, blue with sensation as if parts were bruised or beaten up. Anything and everything on which h/she lies seems too hard. Arnica patient cannot lie down as everything on which h/she lies seems too hard. Arnica is particularly useful in contusions and Concussions. Overall, an individual needing Arnica will be aggravated at rest, lying down and from wine and better by contact and motion.
Potency and Repetition:
It is a good idea to start with low potency. Low potencies include potencies such as 6X, 12X or 30C. (For example: Arnica Montana 30 C). Start with one dose that is 4 pills. If you do not observe any effect of this medicine for two days, take another dose. Stop taking the Medicine if symptoms worsen and consult with your Professional Homeopath.
This is not a Medical Advice. It’s a general indication for injuries and muscle aches. Homeopathic prescription is based on each individual’s mental, physical and emotional detailed assessment and final prescription is made on individuals’ personality. The recommendation on Potency and Repetition is generalized as there is no ‘one size fits all’ for Homeopathic Prescription. This post is a good guide for First Aids.
Rucha Bhave is a Homeopathic Practitoner in the U.S. practicing & teaching Homeopathy since 10 years.