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ARNICA MONTANA Can you make it yourself from the plant?

Hi all,
I have been reading about arnica and how it is good for acne (i have a little mild acne. I have the arnica montana plant in my garden and was wondering if i could make the homeopathic remedy from them?
If so how would i do this?
I was just wondering this because i make my own silica with rocks so.

Thanks alot.
 
  windwaker on 2005-04-28
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I doubt that you can successfully potentize Arnica from the plants you have in your garden. This process is very long drawn out especially if you wish to get the potencies that are normally used with Arnica from 6c to 200c. You will have to get about a half liter of Ethanol to submerge the flowers and after about a week in ethanol the flowers are discarded and the ethanol is subjected to the standard procedure for potentization by a series of succussions to achieve the desired potency.

It would be far cheaper and less time consuming to purchase the remedy ready made in pellet form from a homeopathic pharmacy as they are very cheap in India although in the UK and the US they may be expensive.

Arnica is my first choice for Acne, Chalazions and other skin infections including eczema. The potency used is 30c. Dose 2 pellets taken twice daily under the tongue.

I am interested that Arnica grows in your garden as I was informed that it only grows up in the high mountains.

Where do you live ?
 
Joe De Livera last decade
Oh right, thats what i suspected.
I have found arnica mother tincture, could i use this instead of the tablets? because i have strickly cut out sucrose and lactose.

That is very true, arnica is a mountainous plant however they did used to grow wild across large parts of Europe but nowadays they are found in places such as the Swiss Alps and North Germany although it has been found in England and Southern Scotland, and is a protected species. They like a sandy soil rich in humus and like a sunny position.
The ones in my garden did not grow wild, i grew them from seeds.

I like in the UK, England.

Thanks alot for your reply.
 
windwaker last decade
I am pretty sure you can get arnica from some homeopathic pharmacies that are in water if the sucrose or lactose is a problem. You could make it from tincture but is a process that I've seen done and could be done, but have not personally, except to succuss remedies in water. Are you familiar with this?
Jade
 
jadeshade last decade
Wow that would be great, if i could get that but its just finding the place that does it, do you think that helios would do it the online store? I could perhaps phone them and ask if they could do it.

Um not really familiar to it, as i am new to homeopathy.

Thanks.
 
windwaker last decade
Do not know if Helios has it in water or liquid...I shop locally or with a pharmacy I trust in Santa Fe, NM. they have website A2Zhomeopathy dot com
The liquid remedy is used by the drop into water and taken by the dropper or spoonful, depending on the potency and how it's diluted.
Robin Murphy is a wonderful naturopath that has many teaching tapes available at A2Z or Natural Health Supply,
(same place). Remember in homeoopathy less is best...the minimum dose..
But I have to say if you buy 10# pellets, they are about the size of a poppy seed...one is a dose, so there's not much lactose or sucrose...I am a vegan and so I'm familiar with the desire not consume them.
Jade
 
jadeshade last decade
Just curiosity - what's the rationale behind cutting out lactose/ sucrose?
We get the potencies in liquid in India - I hope you can find a supplier.
 
Minsa last decade
Thanks for the replys guys,
The reason why i am not having sucrose or lactose is because i read that they cause acne aswell as wheat/gluten and high fat foods. Anyway i stopped these foods and i shot from 40% clear to 95%. So i really dont want to have any if that is possible.
I see that helios has it, in a mother tincture. How much of that should i take daily if i brought that? Should i put some drops in water?

Thanks.
 
windwaker last decade
Helios has all potencies in liquid form. WHy not start with a 6c or so rather than mother tincture?
 
erika last decade
Hi Erika,
Just looked again, i didnt see them before. Thanks for the heads up. Do you know how much of the liquid remedy i should take?
 
windwaker last decade
Or would it be the same dose as what Joe De Livera stated, 2 twice a day. Althought i am going to have the liquid remedy so im not sure what to do.
Also should i put the liquid straight under my tongue or should i mix it in with some water?

Thanks.
 
windwaker last decade

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