The Calendula plant received its name from the ancient Romans who noted that they bloomed on the first day or “calends” of every month and thus named them “Calendula.” Nutritionally, Calendula supports the skin and connective tissues. It can be used internally as well as applied topically. Calendula is similar to Witch Hazel and is considered to be one of the best antiseptics, due to its content of natural iodine. It is used for healing all types of skin irritations and injuries. Calendula in a tea can be used as a nasal wash or to gargle as it is soothing to tender mucus membranes. It is effective for healing membranes inside the body; helps remove irritation in the colon, stomach, liver, gums and after surgery. Calendula is most commonly applied externally as an ointment or oil, usually for injuries, burns, bruises and varicose veins.
Calendula Flower (Calendula officinalis)
- Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments Calendula can provide relief for: • Blood Purifier • Bruises (external) • Chicken Pox • Connective Tissues • Cuts (external) • Fevers • Measles • Skin Irritation • Toothaches • Wounds