Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis
Energy: Warming & Drying
Ruling Chakras: Solar Plexus, Heart
Calendula is traditionally known for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and vulnerary (wound healing) qualities. It has historically been used topically for almost all skin complaints: rashes, stings, wounds, burns, sunburns, abrasions, swellings, eczema, acne, surgical wounds, scrapes, chickenpox, cold sores, and genital herpes sores. It has also been used for sore nipples from breastfeeding and in diaper rash creams, as it is safe for babies in small amounts. For these concerns, use calendula to make a salve or poultice.
Calendula has been historically used in tea for digestive troubles such as IBS and GERD. Sitz baths using calendula have been traditionally used after childbirth (along with garden sage Salvia officinalis and yarrow Achillea millefolium), and douches have historically used for bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections.
The most potent part is in the green base of the flower head.
Do not use internally during pregnancy. It may cause a reaction with people who are highly sensitive to plants like ragweed and chamomile. Highly sensitive people should take caution with using Calendula for the first time, both internally and topically.
We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.