Calendula is one of the MOST well known and versatile herbs in Western herbal medicine.
Key actions of Calendula:
- Relieves muscle spasms
- Prevents hemorrhaging
- Heals wounds
- Mild estrogenic
Calendula has a long history as a detoxifying herb. It helps lessen the toxicity that underlies many fevers and infections, as well as skin disorders such as eczema and acne.
Calendula is also considered a cleanser of the liver and gallbladder.
Calendula is above all a skin remedy, proving to be and effective treatment for skin problems such as cuts, scrapes, wounds, inflamed skin, acne, rashes, fungal infections such as ringworm, athletes foot, and thrush.
Calendula comes in the form of a tincture, cream, or ointment.
The flower heads are harvested in the summer. The brighter the flower means the higher level of active ingredients.