Mexican Arnica (Heterotheca inuloides) is native to Mexico and is commonly used in Mexican folk medicine. Particularly, the aerial part including leaves and flowers are used for topical treatment of skin inflammation, welts and contusions, and to wash wounds. Further ethnomedical uses of Mexican Arnica have been described for rheumatism, pain and generally conditions associated with inflammatory processes [16]. The beneficial anti-inflammatory activity is largely based on cadinene sesquiterpenes, which are present in considerable concentrations in Mexican Arnica.

In Lipoid’s extracts, they make use of the brilliant yellow flower of this well-known medical plant, which is listed in the Mexican Pharmacopeia. Both, tincture and glycerin extract of Arnica flowers have a comparable anti-inflammatory activity, as the phytochemical composition is highly similar.

INCI: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Heterotheca Inuloides Flower Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate