Arnica is used for traumatic injury, bruises, and sore strained joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons; tensive backache; concussion; stroke; heart strain and debility of heart muscle due to over-excitement or over-activity; post-partum discomfort and muscular soreness; reduces pain and bleeding during and after surgery and facilitates recovery.
It is also used for emotional trauma (e.g., sudden bad news, terror, violence). Sadness and depression.
It is valuable for poor blood circulation, and urinary incontinence due to weak nerve force. Topically apply over strained sore areas, and insect bites and stings. Gargle for sore throat or laryngitis.