This North American arnica is well known for the ability to help heal bruises and strains and is easier to grow than the European variety. Not to be taken internally
- Low growing perennial
- Clumps of yellow flowers
- Good for bruises
- POISONOUS -NOT TO BE TAKEN INTERNALLY
Although not the true mountain arnica – this much easier to grow perennial from North America has very similar properties and can be used in much the same way externally. It makes a pretty addition with its heads of yellow/orange flowers.
- Height: 10-30cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Well drained/alkaline
- Flower colour: Yellow/orange
- Flowering period: May - July
Arnica prefers a sunny well drained site where it will spread gently to form a decent patch. It generally self-seeds well, althougth the seeds float away on mini parachutes, so if you want to plant them yourself you should harvest them just before this happens. Arnica grows very easily in containers and should be split after a couple of years to stop it becoming pot bound.
Arnica has been used by Native American tribes for healing bruises, sprains and wounds for centuries.
Arnica oil can be made by infusing fresh or dry flowers in sunflower oil and can be applied externally. This has been used in products to reduce inflammation in muscles and joints, especially sports injuries.
It is not taken internally as a tea as it can irritate the stomach but it is widely used as an internal homeopathic treatment.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.