Wellness dictionary

Little ABC for your spa-break questions ...

In their treatment discriptions, wellness hotels often use technical terms, which are hard to understand for potential guests. We have therefore collected and defined the most relevant terms in our small wellness ABC. A tip: Our wellness dictionary also supports word requests. You don't need to know the exact wording.


Arnica (Arnica montane) belongs to the Aster family and used to be a widespread flower in the lower mountain ranges of Europe. As the plant was collected in large amounts for pharmacies, Arnica counted as an endangered species and therefore was listed as a nature reserve. Only since a couple of years it is possible to breed the plant.

Scientifically proven the blossoms of Arnica help to heal bruises, contusions and sprains. Furthermore, the plant can help when suffering from rheumatism when it comes to joint or muscle pain.

Salves for the external use are usually made of Arnica but also compresses are an effective method to make use of the plant. The internal application of Arnica is unfortunately not possible as it contains toxic ingredients.