Calendula that is also referred as Calendula officially is in scientific words are garden marigold which has been known for its health properties since the past. The health benefits of Calendula have made it popular among the people as an herbal remedy for the treatment of many health issues. It is not only an adorable and beautiful flower for gardens, but also it has medicinal characteristics.
Calendula has been used for centuries for the treatment of wounds, cuts, burns, skin irritation, bruises, bee sting, washes and many other skin infections also. This botanical property of the flower has made it an essential component for bathing equipment’s, face and body creams, ointments, massage oils and facial steams. The use of Calendula and its products are very gentle and can also be used on babies, children, and animals.
2) Remedy for mouth and throat:
Not only for the skin but also Calendula is an effective herbal remedy for throat and mouth problems. The gargling with water in which Calendula is infused assists in easing a sore throat, mouth sores, and inflammations in the mouth and throat. This common mouth and sore problems can be treated in a fraction of the time by the use of Calendula.
3) Works as a pesticide for the garden:
When Calendula is planted in a garden then it keeps a variety of pests away from the garden and it works as a pesticide. The common garden pests from which Calendula protects the garden are aphids, eelworms, asparagus beetles and tomato hornworms. If the garden is planted with potatoes, beans, and lettuce, then Calendula plant works as a companion for them.
4) Remedy for an ear infection or otitis media:
Calendula extract has been induced in many ear drops that further assists in the treatment of ear infections or otitis. But, this feature is still in doubt and many experiments are taking place to prove this right.
The medicinal and herbal values of Calendula made it a popular ingredient in a variety of herbal products.
The products that are prepared with the assistance of Calendula which acts as an effective remedy are:
1. Calendula herbal oil:
The herbal oil prepared by inducing Calendula has numerous uses as it is a gentle, soothing and healing oil. It is used solely or by combining it with salves, massage oils, ointments, creams, lip balms and body lotions.
2. Calendula salve:
The Calendula salve has soothing and healing properties. It can be rubbed on sore muscles and is also applied for relief on minor cuts, scrapes, washes, bruises, chapped lips and skin and many skin infections and other allergies.
3. Calendula and Shea Butter Lip Balm:
The lip balm prepared by combining Calendula extract and Shea butter is a nourishing balm that is very helpful in treating dry and chapped lips because of the presence of its healing properties.
4. Calendula spray:
The spray prepared by the application of Calendula provides a soothing effect to burns, insect bites, rashes, minor cuts, scrapes and is also used as a face toner. The spray is prepared by combining Calendula flower water, lavender oil, and Calendula herbal tincture.
5. Calendula Compresses:
Calendula compresses are very simple to prepare and it is one of the effective remedies prepared with Calendula. It assists in treating burns, cuts and scrapes, bee stings, bug bites, and many other skin irritations. They can be applied to animals having a minor skin injury or injured paw. It can be easily prepared by boiling the petals of a flower in water, after cooling the liquid can be applied.
Calendula is also added in many food items because of its pleasant and adorable fragrance. The skin will receive a bulk of benefits just because of the anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties.