Calendula

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:

  • Swollen glands
  • Low fevers,
  • Skin rashes.
  • Eczema,
  • Acne
  • Cold sores,
  • Herpes
  • Hepatitis
  • Mastitis
  • Yeast infections
  • Varicose veins
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Jaundice and more….

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.

  • Soothing chapped or dry skin: Calendula infused oil is a wonderful moisturizer for dry skin and for severely chapped or split skin. It helps to soothe and treat pain.
  • Sprained muscles and bruises: The anti-inflammatory properties help lessen swelling from injury. Calendula oil also helps support the treatment of spider veins, varicose veins and leg ulcers.
  • Relieve diaper rash: This oil is great for baby care in the treatment of the irritation of diaper rash.
  • Minor cuts and wounds: The antiseptic and antimicrobial properties of the oil help speed up healing of wounds and minor cuts, and also help relieve insect bites, acne and bed sores.
  • Skin issues: Used topically, Eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and other skin problems can be soothed using calendula oil. Calendula oil’s antifungal action is also great for helping treat athlete’s foot, ringworm and jock itch.
  • Massage and natural skin nourishment: A great oil to nourish and protect the skin and makes an excellent massage oil, on it’s own or as a carrier for essential oils.

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.

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