Calendula, C. officinalis.
Calendula is in the marigold family native to Central Europe and the Mediterranean. Calendula is an annual with bright green leaves and yellow or orange flowers that are edible. Calendula throughout time has been noted for its healing, antiseptic, and detoxifying properties. Ancient Greece, Rome, India, and Arabic cultures used marigold and calendula to treat intestinal problems, smallpox, and measles.
- Calendula has amazing skin nourishing properties.
- Calendula is an antiseptic and improves blood flow to wounded and damaged areas of the body.
- The herb and flower is put into many cosmetics and creams and is used for acne, skin disorders, burns, stings, insect bites, and diaper rash.
- Calendula has estrogenic effects on women’s bodies and can be used as a menstrual regulator, by promoting menstruation. It will also lower symptoms of menopause.
- You can drink calendula tea after surgery to help promote a speedy recovery and for its antiseptic properties.
- As an antifungal calendula can help treat athlete’s foot, ringworm, and candida.
- Calendula is good for the lungs, heart, stomach and liver.
- It is antispasmodic, antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial.