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Arnica longifolia: 

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Arnica longifolia is a North American species of arnica in the sunflower family, known by the common names seep-spring arnica, longleaf arnica and spearleaf arnica. This flowering perennial is native to the forests of western Canada (British Columbia + Alberta) and the western United States (Rocky Mountains, Cascades, Coast Ranges, Sierra Nevada and other mountains of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, and Montana).

Arnica longfolia

Arnica longifolia is a rhizomatous plant forming large bunching patches of groundcover in moist, cool areas. The foliage is rough, mint-green, and sometimes sticky with glandular secretions. The stems are erect and bear daisylike flower heads with deep yellow ray florets and yellow to reddish or orange disc florets. The fruit is a reddish achene with a small pappus.

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Heliantheae
Genus: Arnica
Species: A. longifolia
Binomial name: Arnica longifolia

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center:
“Medicinal Uses and Indications

Arnica is used topically for a wide range of conditions, including bruises, sprains, muscle aches, wound healing, superficial phlebitis, joint pain, inflammation from insect bites, and swelling from broken bones. More recent studies suggest it may also be helpful in the treatment of burns.
Homeopathic preparations are also used to treat sore muscles, bruises, and other conditions caused by overexertion or injury. Homeopathic doses are extremely diluted. They have no detectable amount of the plant in them and are generally considered safe for internal use when taken according to the directions on the label.” quoted from “http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/arnica”

Bibliographic details for “Arnica longifolia”
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