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Arnica (Arnica Montana) P-Po-V
Arnica Montana Seeds
The wonder bruise herb but poisonous if taken internally.
Valuable in homoeopathic treatment. Protected mountain plant of Switzerland with golden daisy flowers. See our arnica ointment cream.
Arnica works by stimulating the activity of white blood cells that perform much of the digestion of congested blood, and by dispersing trapped, disorganized fluids from bumped and bruised tissue, joints and muscles. Arnica is known to stimulate blood circulation and can raise blood pressure, especially in the coronary arteries. The plant is used externally for arthritis, burns, ulcers, eczema and acne.
It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities that can reduce pain and swelling, improving wound healing. The plant has golden-yellow daisy like flowers which grown on single stems. These flowers look best grown in raised beds or in rock gardens.
When to sow
When to Sow Arnica Montana Seeds
Spring or late sumer
Where to Sow
In boxes or pots using soil-based seed compost and cover with perlite. Place pots in a cold frame on heat with inhibit germination. Seed is ver slow to germinate.
When to Transplant
When seedlings are large enough to handle, prick off into pots or boxes and grow on until ready for planting out in September or October.