Calendula (calendula officinalis) can have powerful skin healing properties. It can help clear acne, heal wounds, and nourish inflamed or dry skin.
The calendula flower is anti-septic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral. It is packed with flavonoids and linoleic acid, which can fight free radicals in the body and contribute to cell regeneration. The high antioxidants within calendula (such as saponin, quercetin, mucilage, and carotenoids) can help with inflammation and skin repair. Another benefit: calendula is water and oil soluble, which means you can infuse it in water or the oil of your choice.
FYI: Please consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medication, or have a medical condition.
This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice.