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ar·ni·ca

 (är′nĭ-kə)
n.
1. Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Arnica in the composite family, having opposite, simple leaves and yellow or orange flower heads.
2. A tincture of the dried flower heads of the European species A. montana, applied externally to reduce the pain and inflammation of bruises and sprains.

[New Latin Arnica, genus name.]

arnica

(ˈɑːnɪkə)
n
1. (Plants) any N temperate or arctic plant of the genus Arnica, typically having yellow flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Pharmacology) the tincture of the dried flower heads of any of these plants, esp A. montana, used in treating bruises
[C18: from New Latin, of unknown origin]

ar•ni•ca

(ˈɑr nɪ kə)

n., pl. -cas.
any composite plant of the genus Arnica, having opposite leaves and yellow flower heads.
[1745–55; < New Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arnica - used especially in treating bruisesarnica - used especially in treating bruises
tincture - (pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution
Arnica montana - herb of pasture and open woodland throughout most of Europe and western Asia having orange-yellow daisylike flower heads that when dried are used as a stimulant and to treat bruises and swellings
2.arnica - any of various rhizomatous usually perennial plants of the genus Arnicaarnica - any of various rhizomatous usually perennial plants of the genus Arnica
genus Arnica - large genus of herbs of north temperate and Arctic regions
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
3.arnica - an ointment used in treating bruisesarnica - an ointment used in treating bruises
ointment, salve, unguent, balm, unction - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
Translations

arnica

[ˈɑːnɪkə] Nárnica f

arnica

n (Bot) → Arnika f

arnica

n (bot)árnica
References in classic literature ?
She spent the whole morning bathing and poulticing me, and rubbing me with arnica.
Westmacott had been left sleeping peacefully with a small chloral draught to steady her nerves and a handkerchief soaked in arnica bound round her head.
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His only remark was, "There's some new stuff, cuticura or something, which is better than arnica.
I declare, it really seems like being a fine young lady, to come home from the party in a carriage and sit in my dressing gown wit a maid to wait on me," said Meg, as Jo bound up her foot with arnica and brushed her hair.
We love the versatility of this oil that's a relieving blend of wintergreen, peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, and arnica.
This balm offers a therapeutic dose of menthol crystals and peppermint oils, with healing arnica and camphor, according to the company.
Research has shown that some of the raw botanical materials labeled as "Arnica montana" contain so-called false arnica (Heterotheca inuloides), also known as Mexican arnica, or other yellow-flowering species from the family Asteraceae.
Zim's Max-Arnica combines Arnica montana with soothing aloe.
Aeon: Aconite is a wonderful remedy for shock, and it's almost the opposite of arnica, so it's easy to spot