- From the treasure box of remedies of Hildegard of Bingen
- Fresh seeds from recent harvest
- 40 seeds per packet
- With detailed instructions for successful potting
- The Mountain Arnica falls under nature conservation and grows in meagre and nutrient-poor soils in the mountainous regio
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SAFLAX - Mountain Arnica - Arnica montana - 40 seeds - With potting substrate for better cultivation
From the treasure box of remedies of Hildegard of Bingen
With germfree and permeable potting substrate based on coconut fiber for suceessful cultivation.
The Arnica montana, also commonly known as Mountain Tobacco or Mountain Arnica is a deciduous, long-lasting herbaceous plant that grows between 20 and 60 cm high. The strongly aromatic fragrant shrub is rather carefree and beautifies your garden from May until August with its initially rumpled looking, bright egg yolk yellow tubular florets. Active agents: Unlike other medicinal plants, the Mountain Arnica wasn't known in ancient times and is only first mentioned with Hildegard of Bingen. In the homeopathy it is the most important remedy for trauma through injuries or accidents. It is also known to ease toothaches and helps with gum problems. Internal use, with exception of homeopathic diluted remedies, is not advisable due to the danger of poisoning. External applications of tinctures on the other hand, are quite common after testing the patient for possible allergic reactions. For that, the flowers of the Mountain Arnica are doused with alcohol, and the mix is kept bottled up for simmering for about two to six weeks. Alternatively, it is also possible to dash one or two teaspoonsful of dried flowers with a cup of hot boiling water, and let the brew simmer for about 10 minutes before straining. This kind of 'tea? is used lukewarm to gargle or to prepare compresses. Beware! Don't drink!
Natural Location: The Mountain Arnica falls under nature conservation and grows in meagre and nutrient-poor soils in the mountainous regions of Europe, reaching from the Pyrenees until South Scandinavia.
Cultivation: Seed propagation indoors is possible throughout the year. Slightly press the seeds onto non-fertilized moist potting compost or herb-substrate and put only very little compost earth on top. Cover the seed container with clear film to prevent the earth from drying out, but don't forget to make some holes in the clear film and take it every second or third day completely off for about 2 hours. That way you avoid mold formation on your potting compost. Place the seed container somewhere bright and warm with a temperature between 20° C and 25° Celsius and keep the earth - preferably with a water sprayer - moist, but not wet. Depending on the propagation temperature, the first seedlings will come up after two to four weeks. In late spring, the seedlings can be planted out in the garden, while setting them up about 20 cm apart from each other.
Place: The Mountain Arnica prefers a full sunny place and a nutrient-poor, lime-free, moist soil without waterlogging.
Care: With the third year, from July on, you can start harvesting and carefully dry the flowers of your Mountain Arnica plants by spreading them out in airy shade (not in the sun) and turn them over frequently. After blossoming the plants can also be multiplied through cuttings.
During Winter: The Mountain Arnica is frost-hard and doesn't need any special protection during winter.
Bonsai ability: No
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