What Is Arnica Montana?

Arnica montana is a plant that is found in Europe and Siberia. The plant produces yellow flowers during late summer and is used to make some types of homeopathic medicine.

Arnica montana is similar to daises in appearance, and the plant is part of the Asteraceae family. The plant grows from 1 to 2 feet tall and has bright green leaves. As a homeopathic medicine, Arnica montana is used to treat bruises, sore muscles and inflammation, among other conditions. Arnica montana is toxic when ingested, but the blossoms of the plant are used to make topical ointments. Homeopathic preparations of Arnica montana are highly diluted.