Arnica MontanaLeopard's Bane, Arnica, Mountain Arnica
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Arnica Montana may help, unprocessed Arnica is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications (i.e. symptoms) of Arnica in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Produces conditions upon the system quite similar to those resulting from injuries, falls, blows, contusions. Tinnitus aurium. Putrid phenomena. Septic conditions; prophylactic of pus infection. Apoplexy, red, full face.
It is especially suited to cases when any injury, however remote, seems to have caused the present trouble. After traumatic injuries, overuse of any organ, strains. Arnica Montana is disposed to cerebral congestion. Acts best in plethoric, feebly in debilitated with impoverished blood, cardiac dropsy with dyspnoea. A muscular tonic. Traumatism of grief, remorse or sudden realization of financial loss. Limbs and body ache as if beaten; joints as if sprained. Bed feels too hard. Marked effect on the blood. Affects the venous system inducing stasis. Ecchymosis and Hemorrhages. Relaxed blood vessels, black and blue spots. Tendency to hemorrhage and low-fever states. Tendency to tissue degeneration, septic conditions abscesses that do not mature. Sore, lame, bruised feeling. Neuralgias originating in disturbances of pneumogastric. Rheumatism of muscular and tendinous tissue, especially of back and shoulders. Aversion to tobacco. Influenza. Thrombosis. Haematocele.
Locally, the tincture, but should never be applied HOT or at all when abrasions or cuts are present.≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, least touch; motion; rest; wine; damp cold.
Better, lying down, or with head low.≡ show all authors ...
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Fears touch, or the approach of anyone
Unconscious; when spoken to answers correctly, but relapses
Indifference; inability to perform continuous active work; morose, delirious
Nervous; cannot bear pain; whole body oversensitive
Says there is nothing the matter with him
Wants to be let alone
Agoraphobia (fear of space)
After mental strain or shock.
Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; about self; circumstances; thinks is well
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability; sends doctor home, says is not sick
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of others approaching
fear; of others approaching; in case touched by them
Memory; forgetful; of words while speaking
Talking, conversation; obstinate; declares there is nothing the matter with him
says is well, when very sick
Unconsciousness; during fever≡ more ...
Chronic vertigo; objects whirl about especially when walking.
On closing eyes≡ more ...
Cold spot on forehead
Brain; concussion of brain
Congestion (see pulsation)
Expanded sensation (see swollen); enlarged sensation
Hot; during chill
with coldness of body
After injuries of the head
Hot, with cold body; confused; sensitiveness of brain, with sharp, pinching pains
Pain, headache; with high or low temperature; headache during the heat
back of head (occiput)
burning; body cold
pulling; back of head (occiput)
Scalp feels contracted
Sensitive; from brushing hair≡ more ...
Diplopia from traumatism, muscular paralysis, retinal hemorrhage
Bruised, sore feeling in eyes after close work
Must keep eyes open
Dizzy on closing them
Feel tired and weary after sight-seeing, moving pictures, etc.
Pain; from a blow
Pupils; insensitive to light≡ more ...
Noises in ear caused by rush of blood to the head
Shooting in and around ears
Blood from ears
Dullness of hearing after concussion
Pain in cartilages of ears as if bruised.
Impaired; from concussion≡ more ...
SUNKEN; very red
Heat in lips
Herpes in face.
Heat; during chill
with cold elsewhere; hands
Skin; discoloration; red; while shivering≡ more ...
Bleeding after every fit of coughing, dark fluid blood
Nose feels sore; Cold.
from being hit
from blowing the nose
with cough; whooping cough
from washing face
Tingling; inside≡ more ...
Dry and thirsty
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); offensive
Gums and teeth
Soreness of gums after teeth extraction ( Sepia Sepia.) Empyema of maxillary sinus.
Bleeding; gums; profuse bleeding after extraction of teeth
Teeth; pain; from concussion
pain; after a filling
Bitter taste ( Colocynthis Coloc.) Taste as from bad eggs
Taste; like rotten eggs
like rotten eggs; morning
putrid; in intermittent fever≡ more ...
Heart; Angina pectoris; pain especially severe in elbow of left arm
Stitches in heart
Pulse feeble and irregular
Cardiac dropsy with distressing dyspnoea
Extremities distended, feel bruised and sore
Fatty heart and hypertrophy.
Heart; angina pectoris
fatty degeneration of heart
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)
holds chest with hands during cough
region of heart
Coughs depending on cardiac lesion, paroxysmal, at night, during sleep, worse exercise
Acute tonsillitis, swelling of soft palate and uvula
Pneumonia; approaching paralysis
Hoarseness from overuse of voice
Raw, sore feeling in morning
Cough produced by weeping and lamenting
Dry, from tickling low down in trachea
Dyspnoea with hemoptysis
All bones and cartilages of chest painful
Violent, spasmatic cough with facial herpes
Whooping cough, child cries before coughing
Pleurodynia (Rannuc.; Cimicifuga Racemosa Cimicif.)
Pain; sore, bruised; respiration
Asthma attack; from fatty degeneration of heart≡ more ...
Holds self during cough; must hold chest with both hands, while coughing≡ more ...
Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)
Mucous; bloody≡ more ...
Black and blue
Itching, burning, eruption of small pimples
Crops of small boils ( Ichthyol; Silicea Silica.) Ecchymosis
Bed sores ( Bovinine locally.) Acne indurata, characterized by Symmetry in distribution.
Discoloration; bluish; spots
yellow, jaundice, etc.; spots
Abnormal growths; ulcers; with crawling sensation
Out-breaks on skin; boils
Pain; like bruising
Becomes sore when lying down≡ more ...
Back and neck
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten
sore, bruised, beaten; during shivering
sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back)
as if sprained; lumbar (lower half of back)≡ more ...
Stomach; Longing for vinegar
Distaste for milk and meat
Pain in stomach during eating
Repletion with loathing
Oppressive gases pass upward and downward
Pressure as from a stone
Feeling as if stomach were pressing against spine
Stitches under false ribs
Sharp thrusts through abdomen.
Pain; sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.
sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; groin region
Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed)
retention of urine (see urination delayed); after exertion
urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); frequent (see urination, frequent)
urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); ineffectual
urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); sudden; must hasten to urinate, or urine will escape
urination; dribbling (by drops); involuntary
urination; feeble stream (slow)
urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting
urination; delayed, difficult; must wait for urine to start
Kidneys; suppression of urine
Stomach; burping, belching
burping, belching; bitter
burping, belching; like rotten eggs
morning; on rising
burping, belching; empty
burping, belching; foul
pain; sore, bruised, beaten (tenderness)
thirst; during chill
thirst; while perspiring
Distended; offensive flatus
Vomiting of blood
Stomach; vomiting; blood≡ more ...
Straining of tenesmus in diarrhea
offensive, brown, BLOODY, putrid, involuntary
Looks like brown yeats
Must lie down after every stool
Diarrhoea of consumption; worse lying on left side
Dysenteric stools with muscular pains.
Containing pus≡ more ...
Retained from over-exertion
Dark brick-red sediment
Vesical tenesmus with very painful micturition.
Strong and sharp (acrid)
Sediment; containing pus (see bladder, catarrh and inflammation)
sand; red (brick-dust)
Urine heavier than usual
Male; inflammation; testes
inflammation; testes; from bruising
Uterine hemorrhage from mechanical injury after coition
Female; pain; sore, tenderness; womb
Bruised parts after labor
Mastitis from injury
Feeling as if foetus were lying crosswise.
Male; pain; aching
Female; pain; pains after giving birth
pain; sore, tenderness; ovaries; walking≡ more ...
Great fear of being touched or approached
Pain in back and limbs, as if bruised or beaten
Sprained and dislocated feeling
Soreness after overexertion
Everything on which he lies seems too hard
Cannot walk erect, on account of bruised pain in pelvic region
Rheumatism begins low down and works up ( Ledum Palustre Ledum.)
Coldness; upper limbs; hands; with heat; with hot face
upper limbs; hands; with heat; with hot head
Injuries; hand; sprain
Pain; before chill
in contact with bed
while lying down; in the limb lain on
hip; during chill
as if sprained; joint
as if sprained; wrist
as if sprained; ankle
as if sprained; foot
stitching, sudden, sharp; fingers; as from splinter
Skin; bursae (like bags on skin bursae)
chicken pox (see swelling); lower limbs
discoloration; hand; blueness
out-break on skin; painful
Weakness; joints≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Shivering over whole body
Heat and redness of head, with coolness of rest of body
Internal heat; feet and hands cold
Nightly sour sweats.
Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)
temperature); slightest movement of the bed-clothes
From environment; malarial influences
violent congestion of head, cold body, with thirst, chill felt most in pit of stomach, body feels bruised
With fever, but chill predominating
Shaking, shivering, rigors; with heat
with heat; of head
At certain time of day or night; from 4 a.m.
When uncovering, undressing
Sensation of cold water; dashed over him
Continued fever; small, purple spots; foul breath, says there is nothing the matter with him
of the head and face, body cold
Septic fever (see infectious, continued, from childbirth, etc.)
Chilliness from uncovering≡ more ...
Injuries and accidents
Injuries in general
Injuries of soft parts
Poisoning; poisoning by quinine
Shock from injury≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Sleepless and restless when overtired
Horrors in the night
Involuntary stools during sleep.
Dreams; animals, insects, beasts; animals
Falling asleep; when answering
Blood vessels; varicose veins
Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts
Inflammation; blood vessels
Straining of muscles and tendons, from lifting
Movement; movement of affected part
parts lain on
sudden, sharp; inward
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
Sensitive; bed feels hard
excessive physical irritability
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)≡ more ...