Calendula is a gentle healing herb. It has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and astringent actions in the body… all making it ideal for the skin. It’s also thought to help heal wounds faster as it increases the oxygen flow to the wound causing the cells to regenerate more quickly.
Calendula is one of those herbs that can be used on anyone regardless of age. It has no known side effects or toxic levels and is therefore well known for children’s and pet remedies as it is gentle yet effective.
MATERIA MEDICA: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS
A member of the Asteracaea family
Common Names: Calendula, Pot Marigold
Parts Used: Flowers, leaves, stalks
Energetics: warm and dry
Actions: increases circulation
Targets: skin, liver, gallbladder, lymph
Clinical Actions: antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, vulnerary, alterative
Biochemical Components: volatile oils, flavonoids, titerpenes, mucilage, carotenes, resins
Cleanses wounds, reduces inflammation, promotes healing, stimulates circulation
Good for almost any ‘accident’- minor cuts, scrapes, burns, acne, rashes, broken bones, considered a heal-all herb
Also good for fungal infections such as athletes foot and thrush due to it’s anti-microbial properties
Helpful for diaper rash and sore nipples from breast feeding
Can be combined with Vitamin E and rubbed on pregnant bellies to help prevent stretch marks
Considered a cleansing herb, it can help with chronic skin problems such as acne and eczema
Combines well with Plantain because it has similar actions and complimentary energetics
Also helps with mild cases of stagnant liver and is a great detoxifier
Good for leaky gut, can help heal the lesions in the intestine
Specific for congestion of the lymph in the creases of the pelvis
Will help move the lymph through the body, promoting removal of waste and illness
Caution: Do not use calendula oil on wounds that are infected and oozing pus or you could risk sealing in the infection
Calendula is a main ingredient in our Boo Boo Balm, an all natural first-aid healing ointment. Much like Neosporin it will clean, sanitize and promote healing.
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