HERB CORNER: Calendula
Calendula is a bright orange and yellow flower that is native to the Mediterranean. It got its name because it is blooms with the calendar. It is also known as a ‘Pot Marigold’. Don’t get calendula confused with ornamental marigolds that are commonly found in vegetable gardens.
Calendula has been used for hundreds of years for its healing, anti fungal and anti microbial properties. Calendula oil is made from infusing the dried Calendula flower into a carrier oil. This can be sunflower, coconut, safflower or any colorless and scent less oil of your choice. Once the oil is infused, it can be used to make an array of topical products. Salves, lotions, and balms are great ways to showcase Caledula oil.
Calendula holds many healing properties. It is a favorite to use topically because it helps heal, ease and protect. It is a known anti fungal, anti microbial, antiseptic, and anti inflammatory. Calendula reduces pain and inflammation, promotes skin and wound healing and prevents infection. Studies are currently undergoing Calendulas effect with cancer, with the thinking that can help fight inflammation at a much greater height. It is packed with antioxidants, and delays the premature aging of skin. Calendula is a great option for sensitive skin as it is gentle and soothing, it can even be used topically on infants.
Calendula is beautiful, and offers so many therapeutic benefits.
Calendula is the leading oil in all of Nourish CBD topicals. You can find it in all salves, bath bombs and lip balms.
(Keep your eye out for Nourish’s home grown Calendula coming this summer!)
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