This herb stimulates the peripheral blood supply when appllied externally, and is considered one of the best remedies for bruises and sprains. It helps relieve rheumatic pain and other painful or inflammatory skin conditions, as long as the skin is not broken! It is never used internally because of its toxicity levels.
SAFETY DATA The essential oil is highly toxic and should never be used internally or on broken skin. However arnica ointment is a valuable addition to the home medicine cabinet.