||Heterotheca inuloides Cass.
||Telegraph Plant, False Arnica,"Arnica"
||Used externally for treatment of inflammation, wounds, and bruises. Has antiinflammatory, antiseptic and antibiotic effects. (Kay 1996).
|Formulations used by Informants
||Commercially prepared cold infusion (Quinoa).
||Plants in the genus contain sesquiterpene cadinene derivatives and mono-,sesqui-, and diterpenoids. It contains tremetol which is highly toxic (Kay 1996).
|Potential Adverse Effects
||Highly toxic when taken internally; has made humans sick when they drink mild from cattle that have eaten Heterotheca (Kay 1996).
|Potential Medication Interactions
||No clinical medication interactions were found.