Arnica is used as a traditional homeopathic remedy for relieving the after-effects of falls, blows, sports injuries and overexertion. It can be used to soothe muscle aches, reduce inflammation and heal wounds. It is employed mainly to disperse bruising, swelling of sprains, inflammation from insect bites, and the like. Arnica grows in mountainous regions in the Pacific Northwest, central Europe, Russia and Siberia. The tincture is made from the entire plant: stems, root, leaves and flowers.