Scientific name: Calendula officinalis
Parts used: Flowers
Origin: Native to the Mediterranean countries
The cheerful orange and yellow blossom of the Calendula plant has been used for centuries to heal wounds and skin irritations. With powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, Calendula is very beneficial for dry and damaged skin. An emollient that helps moisturize the skin, improve hydration and firmness. The herb promotes fast healing and rapid cell growth, which makes it ideal for healing scars and acne.
A very powerful wound healer both internally and externally, this delicate vivid flower acts as an antiseptic and is an excellent skin purifier. The dried petals of marigold are used in tinctures, ointments, and washes to treat burns, bruises, cuts, and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Used as a tea, Calendula can be a wonderful remedy for cough, fever and stomach pain by eliminating any inflammation that may be causing discomfort. It stimulates blood circulation and can help detoxify the body.
The strong tea is a great choice for hair rinse to bring out naturally blonde and brunette highlights leaving hair soft and shiny.
Acne, Cough, Diaper Rash, Fever, Scars, Skin Irritations, Wounds
Like what you see? Share with your friends!