Why should you make Arnica tea if Arnica flowers are not to be consumed by mouth and are considered poisonous?
That’s a good question. Arnica flowers are considered poisonous if taken in amounts more than what is found in food.
However, Arnica tea has many health benefits that include anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties, we just don’t drink the tea.
I’ll briefly discuss the benefits of arnica flowers and then we will dive into how to make arnica tea and of course how to use it.
What are the Benefits of Arnica Flowers?
Arnica flowers have been used in homeopathic remedies for centuries, often used to treat bruises, sprains, arthritic pain, and muscle aches.
But arnica also has antibacterial and antiviral compounds and have been known to help improve the immune system and reduce allergic reactions.
Did you know Arnica flowers are natural pain relievers and can help speed up the healing process without just masking the symptoms; it helps stimulate the body’s natural healing process by prompting the body to send more white blood cells to clean up and repair the damage.
What can Arnica Tea be Used for?
So if you can’t drink arnica tea, what can you use arnica tea for?
Arnica tea can be used on the hair for hair loss, and the skin for irritations and inflammations, as well as arthritic pain, and anxiety.
Arnica can help minimize hair loss and reduce dandruff caused by inflammatory conditions when arnica tea is applied topically to the scalp.
Arnica helps soothe and treat skin conditions like eczema and helps to minimize itchy, irritated skin from poison ivy. Applying arnica tea to scars, acne and blemishes can help reduce inflammation and the appearance. And is often found as an active ingredient in eye creams and face masks to depuff the skin.
Can help provide anti-inflammatory relief to aching joints and sore muscles when applying arnica tea. And reduces swelling and helps speed up wound healing.
Relax and calm the body by using arnica tea in a relaxing foot bath or use arnica tea to soak in a bath.
How to Make Arnica Tea
To make arnica tea, you will need a tea pot and dried arnica flowers.
- 1 tsp dried arnica flowers
- ½ cup of hot water
Add dried flowers to water and let sleep for 10 minutes. Then infused arnica tea is ready to be used.
Apply arnica tea directly to the affected area or just add it to the bath water or foot bath. Dried arnica flowers can also be steeped in a hot bath by placing dried arnica flowers in a muslin bag and allowing the bag to float in the bath or you can also tie the muslin bag around the faucet and let the water run through the dried flowers into your bath.
Take back your health with herbal medicine. Dried arnica flowers can be found at a nearby apothecary or they can be purchased in my shop here.