Latin name: Heterotheca inuloides
Also known as Wolfsbane in old remedy and spell books.
This plant has very similar uses to those of European Arnica (Arnica montana), which is the species more commonly used both in Europe and the United States. Both European and Mexican arnica belong to the daisy or sunflower family, although their active principles are not all the same. Ointments and lotions made from this plant are used to treat bruises, sprains, rheumatism, varicose veins, and diverse skin infections due to bacteria and fungi. The active ingredients in this plant have mild anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antiseptic actions.
Magic uses are for protection and promoting psychic ability.
Not to be taken internally, magical use only.