The fresh flower heads are harvested and used fresh or dried to make into infused oils or salves. Arnica salve are used to ease pain, inflammation, swelling, and bruising associated with traumatic injuries such as fractures, sprains, and contusions. It is excellent for soothing muscular pain from overexertion.
Arnica is used for back pain, rheumatic pain, dislocations, and varicose veins. It should be used topically on unbroken skin as a poultice, liniment, compress, oil, cream or salve or homeopathically. A must-have in a first aid kit!
Cramp bark is used to soothe lower back pain and is used for arthritic joints made rigid from constant contracting. Topically, cramp bark salve can relax muscles and restore blood flow to injured joints and the surrounding tissues and works as an excellent anti-inflammatory, reducing pain.
These two herbs work great together!