Calendula, also known as Calendula officinalis or pot marigold, is a flowering plant that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties.
Calendula has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties making it useful in healing wounds, acne, soothing eczema, psoriasis, cradle cap and relieving diaper rash.
Calendula is also an antiseptic which prevents infection from occurring. By promoting the production of collagen, Calendula aids in sustaining soothed, hydrated skin.
Calendula has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation and soothe irritated skin. It is commonly used topically to alleviate symptoms of skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and minor burns.
Calendula promotes wound healing by stimulating tissue regeneration and increasing blood flow to the affected area. It can be applied topically to cuts, scrapes, and minor wounds to speed up the healing process.
Calendula has antimicrobial properties that can help prevent and treat infections. It can be used topically to cleanse and disinfect wounds, as well as to treat fungal infections like athlete’s foot.
Calendula is often used in skincare products due to its soothing and moisturizing properties. It can help hydrate and nourish the skin, making it suitable for dry or sensitive skin types.
Calendula contains antioxidants that can help protect the skin from free radicals, which contribute to premature aging. It can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.