ABOUT CALENDULA Posted on 30 Jul 07:54 , 1 comment

After sharing our DIY Calendula-Infused Oil we received so mach positive feedback and questions about Calendula.  Mainly "What is it used for?"  I use our homemade Calendula Oil for any sore spots, scratches and bruises, cracked heals and definitely for my "homesteader hands" after a long day in the garden.

I have another batch I've made and added Lavender essential oil to the mix *after* I have removed from heat and before I pour into glass jars.  It's amazing!!!


ABOUT CALENDULA From Herb Wisdom, "Calendula has been considered beneficial in reducing inflammation and promoting wound healing. It has been used to treat a variety of skin diseases and has been seen effective in treatment of skin ulcerations, eczema, juvenile acne and dry phthiriasis. Improvement has been seen in as little as 3-4 days of treatment according to the Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie." "Calendula cream is good for acne and nappy rash. An infusion is good for digestion and relieves colitis and symptoms of menopause. As an anti-fungal agent, it can be used to treat athlete's foot, ringworm, and candida. The tincture applied neat to cold sores encourages healing.
 
Calendula contains chemicals, which have been shown in animal studies to speed up wound-healing by several actions that include increasing blood flow to the affected area and promoting the production of collagen proteins. Calendula also possesses anti-septic and anti-inflammatory effects due to its flavonoid content. In mouthwashes and gargles, calendula soothes sore throat or mouth tissue; in solutions, it has been uses to treat hemorrhoids.
Compresses of calendula blossoms are helpful for varicose veins. Results from recent animal and laboratory studies show that calendula may also have some anti-infective properties, particularly against fungal infections and against viruses."


It's AMAZING the natural healing properties available in some of the plants we grow.  Calendula is a beautiful flower I grow in my garden every year.  The bees love it and now we know it is beneficial for healing! 


At Mary's Heirloom Seeds we offer 3 different options to get your Calendula adventure started!

Calendula Seeds
Organic dried Calendula Flowers
DIY Organic Calendula Infusion Kit

If you have additional questions, we are happy to help.  We hope you have enjoyed another informative article from Mary's Heirloom Seeds!


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