Arnica and St. John's Wort Liniment

Arnica and St. John’s Wort Liniment

I’ve told you before that Kloss’ Liniment is one of my favorite medicinals, and Arnica (Arnica montana) is a close second. With boys in the house, and gardening/homesteading chores to do, we see a lot of bruises and sore muscles. Also known as the mountain daisy, mountain tobacco, or wolf’s bane, arnica is recommended by the German Commission E (a German publication for medical professionals to reference when prescribing herbs) for “external use in injury and for consequences of accidents, e.g., hematoma, dislocations, contusions, edema due to fracture, rheumatic muscle and joint problems.” Also known for treating bruised tissues, sprains, burns, and other injuries, St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) blends nicely with arnica for formulating a liniment. It is also esteemed as for treating damaged nerve endings. For the recipe I’m going to share with you, you will need the flowers from these herbs. If you cannot get fresh, dried can be ordered online or purchased from your local health food store…

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