11 May '11, 1am

Arnica: The Medicinal Flower Mired in Controversy

Arnica: The Medicinal Flower Mired in Controversy

Arnica is the name for a clan of flowering plants more famous for their use in natural medicines than for their natural beauty. A member of the daisy family, Arnica montana may be the most common, but there are at least eight varieties of Arnica alpina , not to mention other variants. Here we explore some of the plant's characteristics, not least some of its medicinal properties – as well as some of the dangers associated with it.

Full article: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/plants/news-arnica-g...

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