Botanics: Calendula officinalis

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Scientific name: Calendula officinalis

Family: Asteraceae

Origin: Canada and lower 48 states of US

It can be planted in cottage gardeens, pots and flower beds etc.

Calendula oil can be made by infusing flowers in carrier oil. Oil can be used as ingredient in creans, oitments, balms and lotions. Do not confuse ornamental marigold of Tagetes genus with calendula which are groen commonly in vegetable gardebs.

Health Benefits:

Calendula officinalis 

Dried organic petal of calendula officinalis is used for the treatment of variety of conditions which afect the skin as well as fungal infection and other infectons. The colorful petals are rich in flavonoids. Flavonoid is a naturally occuring compound which can be founf in fruits and vegetables and they are having anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-diabetic, anti thrombogenic and neuroprotective activities.

Calendula has been used as inflammation and pain reducer. also it has been used as an aid in treating cancer. it heaal injuries to body tissues. it ease muscle fatigue, protect against heaat disease, and known to have anti-oxidant component It is effective in treatent of

  • wounds
  • anti-thrombogenic
  • vaginal yeast infection
  • bacterial vaginosis
  • diaper rashes
  • and other skin conditions
  • inflammation reducer
  • pain reducer
  • sunscreen
  • radiation dermatitis

Eczema and Diaper Rashes:

As calendula is having anti inflammatory properties so when it is applied to the skin it reduces inflammation. Calendula has been highly used for the treatment of dermatitis and eczema.

Pressure Ulcers & Wounds:

The Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care noticed and examined the effect on cesarean scar. Calendula ointment provide quicker healing time the compared to the standard hospital treatment and the incision will be less swollen and red. In addition to the standard care usage of calendula spray might prevent infection and decrease odour in people with long term foot ulcer from diabetes.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. HPDC+ Health & Nutrition disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.

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