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Calendula officinalis

Calendula, also known as Calendula officinalis or marigold, is a vibrant and versatile herb that has been used for its healing properties for centuries. It is well-regarded for its potential therapeutic benefits, which include:

  1. Skin Health: Calendula is often used topically in creams, ointments, and salves to soothe various skin conditions. It can help with healing wounds, reducing inflammation, and relieving skin irritations such as burns, cuts, rashes, and insect bites. It is also used for soothing diaper rash and promoting post-surgical wound healing.

  2. Anti-Inflammatory: The anti-inflammatory properties of calendula can be beneficial in reducing skin inflammation, making it a popular remedy for conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

  3. Antibacterial and Antifungal: Calendula contains compounds that exhibit antibacterial and antifungal properties. This can be helpful in preventing or treating minor infections on the skin.

  4. Antioxidant: The presence of antioxidants in calendula can help protect the skin from free radical damage. This can potentially slow down the skin aging process.

  5. Oral Health: Calendula can be used in oral care products, such as mouthwash and toothpaste, due to its antibacterial properties. It may help reduce the risk of oral infections and improve gum health.

  6. Gastrointestinal Soothing: Calendula can be used internally to help soothe digestive issues. It's often taken as a tea or tincture to relieve symptoms of indigestion, ulcers, and gastritis.

  7. Menstrual Pain Relief: Some women use calendula to alleviate menstrual cramps and discomfort. It's believed to have muscle-relaxing properties that can reduce pain.

  8. Immune System Support: Calendula's immune-strengthening properties may help the body fight off infections and illnesses.

  9. Wound Healing: When applied topically, calendula can accelerate the healing of minor wounds and bruises.

  10. Anti-Cancer Properties: Some studies have suggested that calendula may have potential anti-cancer proper

ties, but further research is needed in this area.

Calendula can be used in various forms, including ointments, creams, oils, tinctures, teas, an

d more. If you feel this may be the herb for you but are not sure why not drop us a email or try our calendula salve

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