arnica

botanical name: 
Arnica montana
alternative names: 
Leopards bane, Wolfs bane
arnica

Arnica is bitter, pungent, a bit cooling and a bit sweet, restoring, relaxing and stimulating. In my creams it promotes tissue repair, reduces inflammation and swelling by dissolving congealed blood that has leaked out of broken blood vessels, i.e. clears bruising; relieves the pain of muscles sore from injury, strain or surgery, and stimulates immunity.