Calendula (Calendula officinalis L.)
Drops of Sunshine grace the land each year as the Calendula Flowers bloom through out the summer.
This cheerful herb deserves a place in any natural medicine chest or cabinet. It is a beautiful herb that has a wide range of uses, and shines most brightly as a wound healer and support for skin problems especially ones that are red, tender and weeping. Not just for healing though, this herb is excellent for keeping normal skin softer and healthier and is great as a massage oil. We make infused oil with Calendula and use the oil for making salves and other amazing personal care products.
Taken internally as a Tea, Calendula can help support the immune system, especially in times of change. The herb works to stimulate the lymphatic system which in turn raises immunity.
Calendula is known to have anti-fungal, anti inflammatory, astringent, anti-microbial and anti-viral properties.
It can be used for:
The flowers can be dried to make tea or add to soups. Fresh flowers can be added to salads or made into tincture and taken internally that way. The fresh flowers can also be used to make infused in oil to apply externally. It is used in many of our amazing health and beauty products.
Calendula Oil: (Flower tops infused in Olive Oil)
Infused oils involve the use of an oil to extract the herbs from the plant, and are used for application to the skin.
Benefits of using Calendula oil
Calendula oil is perfect for dry or damaged skin and offers excellent healing qualities with ongoing protection from premature aging (known to stimulate the production of collagen). It is a beautiful and adaptable herb. And it grows in abundance at Go For Wellness Herb Farm. The oil and products made with the oil are available at our online store.
Cautions: Calendula is generally safe to use, but there are a few considerations to keep in mind. Avoid calendula if you’re allergic to plants in the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Don’t use calendula if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
Avoid taking calendula orally at least two weeks before any scheduled surgery, since it can cause drowsiness. Don’t take it orally in combination with any type of sedative drug.
Disclaimer: The Information here is entirely for educational purposes only. This information is not intended as a prescription, prognosis, or diagnosis of any diseases or illness, and should not be used as a replacement for any medical treatment you may currently be undergoing. Application of the information provided without the supervision of a licensed medical professional is done so at the individual's own risk.