Calendula – Neven

calendulaCalendula flowers (Calendula officinalis L.), also known as the Pot Marigold, are native to northern Africa and the south-central Mediterranean area, although they have spread throughout the world as an ornamental plant. They are not the same as the other yellow-gold marigolds you may be familiar with, but are from an entirely different plant. To tell the difference, use your nose. Regular garden marigolds have a strong, somewhat unpleasant aroma; calendula flowers are much milder.

Calendula are well-known for their ability to aid in the healing process of bruises, scratches, skin ulcers and even varicose veins. Due to its saponin and mucilage content, the plant has moisturizing properties that make it ideal for dry, irritated, chapped or delicate skin and it can speed the healing of wounds and burns. Its flower petals are antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, useful qualities for treating various types of dermatitis such as eczema.

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