Arnica – A Popular Ingredient, Now At Risk
Posted by Montana McLean on
Arnica, a popular remedy for sore muscles and bruises, is fragile and difficult to grow. Careless harvesting practices have led to an adulteration of this precious ingredient, which is now at risk for future harvests, ointments, and uses.
One expert adds,
“Regardless of how rarely you come across a plant or how badly you want to harvest, sometimes you know you just can’t. I truly love and respect the plants I harvest.”
LXMI champions wild, rare botanicals, so this lesson is important. We are taking this article’s ethical practices to heart, to make sure our harvests lead to better conservation efforts.