Contraction. - Arn.
Arnica Montana. Nat. ord., Compositae.
Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 6.
Mountain Arnica, Leopard's Bane. For. names: German, Berg Wohlverleih, Fallkraut; French, Arnique des Montagues; Italian, Arnica; Spanish, Arnica, Tobaco de Montana.
Habitat. - Mountainous parts of middle and Southern Europe.
Flowering time. - July and August.
Farts employed. - 1. The entire fresh plant. 2. The flowers.
Characters. - Rhizome from 1 to 3 inches long and 2 or 3 lines thick, cylindrical, contorted, rough from the scars of coriaceous leaves, and furnished with numerous long slender fibres; has a peppery taste and peculiar odour. Leaves ovate, entire, sessile on the crown of the root. Stem 6 to 7 inches high, round, and unbranched, rising from the centre of the crown of leaves. Flowers large, rayed, and of a beautiful yellow. Fruit a hairy pappus. Involucre consisting of two rows of scales.
Preparations. - 1. Tincture of the entire fresh plant made in its native country, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit, 2. Tincture of dried flowers only, using proof spirit.
Reference to Hom.Proving. - Hahnemann's R. A.M. L., i.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.