Extract of Arnica (HG)
INCI: Propylene Glycol, Aqua, Heterotheca inuloides Flower Extract.
CAS Number: 57-55-6 / 7732-18-5 / 90045-70-8
No. (EINECS): 200-338-0, 231-791- 2, 289-933-4
BOTANICAL NAME: Heterotheca inuloides (Arnica messicana)
USED PART: Flowers
RELATIONSHIP D / E: 1: 2
Clear liquid, reddish brown, with a characteristic odor.
Density: 1.040-1.070 g / ml.
Refractive index: 1.3800 - 1.4300.
SOLUBILITY: Soluble in water
Properties and uses:
Floral chapters are used. They include the following active substances: sesquiterpene lactones (helenaline and derivatives), thymol derivatives, mono and sesquiterpenes, cinnamic acid, flavonoids, coumarins such as umbelliferone and scopoletin, polyacetylenes, choline, xanthophyll pigments, tannins and phytosterols, and Traces of alkaloids such as the tusilagina and the isotusilagina.
Arnica acts basically as analgesic and anti-inflammatory in contusions, luxations, myalgias, neuralgias, arthritis, etc ..., but also is healing, antiseptic, antimicrobial, antifungal and antihistamine, cardiotonic, cardiorespiratory analeptic, hypolipemiant, platelet antiaggregant, cholagogue, slightly sedative And spasmolytic.
- Creams, balms and gels intended to relieve bruises, sprains, thighs etc.
- Creams, balms and healing gels, antimycotic and / or anti-fungal
Dosage: Topically, up to 20%
Side effects: In the cutaneous application due to sesquiterpene lactones, edema and vesicular dermatitis can be generated.
Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to the flower of arnica or other plants of the compound family. Totally contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation. Topical use should be avoided in case of dermatitis and open wounds.