Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) – think flower power when it comes to a skin and wound remedy. Calendula is an extremely useful and versatile herb and has been used medicinally for centuries. It has great wound healing properties helping new tissue to grow. You are treated to calendula’s healing properties in a number of our skincare products.
Calendula is excellent for varicose veins, bruises, rashes, juvenile acne, eye swelling and redness, and eczema. It aids in the treatment of spider veins, sores, burns, wrinkles, swelling, and stretch marks. It is also used to treat snake and insect bites.
Calendula has a high content of flavonoids, chemicals that act as anti-oxidants in the body. Anti-oxidants are thought to protect body cells from damage caused by a chemical process called oxidation that may suppress the immune function. In fact, calendula stimulates immune system activity and it has anti-inflammatory effects due to its flavonoid content.
There are no generally reported side effects though calendula should not taken orally when pregnant or breast-feeding. This precaution does not to apply to our products which are topical ointments. Calendula is safe and nontoxic.
Because of its safe and proven beneficial effects, you will find calendula in a number of our products: Calendula Eye Cream, Intensive Moisturizing Treatment, Boonville Anti-Scar Balm, Gentle Facial Scrub, Herbal Skin Relief, Cool Mint Lip Balm, Orange Lip Balm, and Mineral Rich Rhassoul Clay Mask.
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