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Is Arnica Montana FDA Approved?
Arnica Montana - FDA approval - yes or no? Does that make it safe (or unsafe) to use?
3 Doctor Answers | Asked by Patrícia Pereira Alfredo
Arnica montana and FDA approval
Arnica montana is a natural substance and the active compound is found in the US Pharmacoepia. It is a natural occuring medication. The FDA does not approve herbal supplements, so you will not find an FDA number.
No FDA Approval
Botanicals are not examined or approved by the FDA. The public is pretty much on their own in this regard. This may be brought into question, since these OTC p[roducts ahve some definite and at times serious side effects (see Tryptophan). As far as Arnica Montana. This has been around since the Middle Ages under the name of Wolf's Bane and Leopard's Bane. It has been used for colds, coughs, muscle aches, and bruising. It almost sounds like one of those ads at the turn of the 19th...
This is generally considered a dietary supplement and as such does not require approval by the FDA. It is a homeopathic medication that is available in ingestible tablet form or as a topical treatment.