Arnica is an herb that is indigenous to mountain regions. It is extensively found in the U.S. and Europe and is also cultivated in northern India. Major suppliers of Arnica are Spain, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, and Germany. It has opposite leaves which are oval in shape and has daisy-like, bright yellow flowers which are the primary parts which are dried and used. There are no other natural food sources of Arnica other than the plant itself. It is used in creams, gels, tinctures, hair tonics and other preparations and is used for the external purpose only.
List of hair care benefits that arnica provides
Arnica has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties and is found in a lot of products and is in general used to get relief from aches, pain, arthritis, swelling, routine injuries and for skin treatment to treat bruises. It can help in reducing the symptoms of rheumatic pain and also helps to reduce the swelling caused due to insect bites or fractures. It is also a great homeopathic medicine too but the treatment depends on an individual patient and hence consultation is very necessary. Some of the hair care benefits are:
1. Massage your scalp regularly with arnica oil to get rid of the split ends.
2. It prevents premature graying of the hair as it helps in increasing the circulation of blood throughout the scalp.
3. It helps in reducing the hair loss by providing the required nourishment to the scalp and stimulating the follicles to help in growing new hair. Arnica oil also helps in making the hair beautiful, smooth, soft, thick, and frizz-free.
4. Helps to get an oil, sebum, dandruff, and dirt-free scalp and also help in avoiding infections and itchy scalp too.