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  • n  used especially in treating bruises
  • n  any of various rhizomatous usually perennial plants of the genus Arnica
  • n  an ointment used in treating bruises

  • Queen Elizabeth reportedly travels with a little black box containing 24 homeopathic preparations, and Prince Charles is said to use arnica to heal bruises from falling off polo .
  • At Manhattan's sleazy Stillman's Gym, where he trained, a place full of the smell of dust, sweat and arnica, characters paid 50 to get in and crowd around.
  • Last week drug companies, Government officials and medical men were unable to explain the swelling demand for arnica, eyewash, ipecac and milk of magnesia.

  • Shia LaBeouf in Los Angeles Times
    I was doing 'Disturbia' with David Morse, who had done 'The Rock' with Mike,says LaBeouf. "He's like, 'Get arnica gel.' It's a homeopathic gel that you rub on bruises and the bruise goes away the next day. I mean, literally, I'll soak in...

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