arnica

noun
ar·ni·ca | \ˈär-ni-kə \

Definition of arnica 

: any of a genus (Arnica) of composite herbs including some with bright yellow ray flowers

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Dear sister, Spirits were low in the medic tent as supplies of probiotics and arnica dwindle. Don Sweeney, sacbee, "Letters from the 'front' on Twitter mock prediction of second Civil War on July 4," 3 July 2018 Your Body Puri also recommends keeping a tube of homeopathic pain relief gel like arnica in your purse, gym bag, or briefcase. Holly Lebowitz Rossi, Good Housekeeping, "What To Do Right After You Throw Out Your Back," 20 Jan. 2016 The creamy formula contains white mushroom extract to soothe swelling, redness, and itchiness, as well as arnica, which assuages inflammation almost instantly. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "The Best Face Masks for Reducing Redness," 11 Jan. 2018 Varejao said that arnica do mato was popular in Brazil as a homemade remedy. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, "Remade Trail Blazers Fall Short of Golden State Warriors in Game 1 MAY 1, 2016," 4 May 2016

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First Known Use of arnica

circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arnica

New Latin

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arnica

noun
ar·ni·ca | \ˈär-ni-kə \

Medical Definition of arnica 

1a capitalized : a large genus of herbs (family Compositae) having flower heads that are discoid or have bright yellow rays

b : a plant of the genus Arnica

2a : the dried flower head of any of several herbs of the genus Arnica (especially A. montana) used for stimulant and local irritant effect especially in the form of a liniment for bruises, sprains, and swellings

b : a tincture made from arnica

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