Mountain Arnica (Lat. Arnica montana)
The mountain arnica contains ethereal oils, flavonoids, lactones, triterpenes, acids of phenols and amines. The properties of these compounds contribute to effective use of arnica extracts in externally applied preparations. Arnica is used for medicinal massage. By its anti-inflammatory action the arnica extract helps limit the development of inflammatory and rheumatic conditions. The bactericidal and bacteriostatic action contributes to limited propagation of bacterial infections on the skin. Arnica montana flower extract also fills the hair shaft with components vital for its strength and volume.