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ˈɑr nɪ kəar·ni·ca

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arnicanoun

    used especially in treating bruises

  2. arnicanoun

    any of various rhizomatous usually perennial plants of the genus Arnica

  3. arnicanoun

    an ointment used in treating bruises

Wiktionary

  1. arnicanoun

    Any of several plants, of the genus Arnica, related to the sunflowers.

  2. Etymology: New Latin Arnica

Wikipedia

  1. Arnica

    Arnica is a genus of perennial, herbaceous plants in the sunflower family (Asteraceae). The genus name Arnica may be derived from the Greek arni, "lamb", in reference to the plants' soft, hairy leaves. Arnica is also known by the names mountain tobacco and confusingly, leopard's bane and wolfsbane—two names that it shares with the entirely unrelated genus Aconitum. This circumboreal and montane (subalpine) genus occurs mostly in the temperate regions of western North America, with a few species native to the Arctic regions of northern Eurasia and North America.Arnica species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species, including Bucculatrix arnicella. Arnica was previously classified in the tribe Senecioneae because it has a flower or pappus of fine bristles.

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  1. arnica

    Arnica refers to a genus of perennial, herbaceous plants in the sunflower family, known for their yellow-orange flowers. The Arnica Montana species is known for its medicinal properties and is often used in homeopathic treatments and remedies, primarily for its anti-inflammatory and pain relief benefits. It is native to Europe and North America and typically grows in mountainous regions. The plants are toxic if consumed in large quantities but are safe for external application in lotions, creams, and gels.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arnicanoun

    a genus of plants; also, the most important species (Arnica montana), native of the mountains of Europe, used in medicine as a narcotic and stimulant

  2. Etymology: [Prob. a corruption of ptarmica.]

Wikidata

  1. Arnica

    Arnica is a genus with about 30 perennial, herbaceous species, belonging to the sunflower family. The genus name Arnica may be derived from the Greek arna, "lamb," in reference to the soft, hairy leaves. This circumboreal and montane genus occurs mostly in the temperate regions of western North America, while two are native to Eurasia. Arnica used to be included in the tribe Senecioneae because it has a flower or pappus of fine bristles. This was soon questioned and Nordenstam placed it tentatively in tribe Heliantheae s.l. This arrangement also became uncertain because of the sesquiterpene lactone chemistry in certain species. Lately Arnica was placed in an unresolved clade together with Madiinae, Eupatorieae, Heliantheae s.s. and Pectidinae. Several species, such as Arnica montana and Arnica chamissonis, contain helenalin, a sesquiterpene lactone that is a major ingredient in anti-inflammatory preparations. Arnica species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Bucculatrix arnicella. Arnica is also known by the names Mountain Tobacco and, somewhat confusingly, Leopard's bane and Wolfsbane—two names that it shares with the entirely separate genus Aconitum.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Arnica

    är′ni-ka, n. a genus of composite plants, of which the species A. montana, or Mountain Tobacco, formerly enjoyed a great repute in medicine as a stimulant in paralytic affections, low fevers, &c.—its flowers still yield a tincture externally applied to wounds and bruises. [Mod. L.; origin unknown.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Arnica

    A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE. The dried flower heads of Arnica montana are used externally as a counterirritant and tincture for sprains and bruises, either as crude extract or in homeopathic dilution (HOMEOPATHY). Arnica contains volatile oils (OILS, VOLATILE), arnicin, arnisterol, FLAVONOIDS; TANNINS; and resin. The common name of Wolf's Bane is similar to the common name for ACONITUM.

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  1. acinar

  2. Carian

  3. carina

  4. Carina

  5. Ciaran

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  7. canari

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arnica in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arnica in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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