What is calendula petals?
Marigold (Calendula officinalis) from the Asteraceae family comes from the Mediterranean region. It is liked for its intense orange flowers. They open in the morning and close in the evening. The calendula was said to “count the days,” hence the Latin name associated with the calendar (calendula).
Calendula is one of the most popular herbs that are used in diseases and inflammations of the skin. It has anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antispasmodic and cholagogic effects
The properties of calendula are often used in cosmetics to create ointments. It is recommended for wounds and burns and to improve the condition of the skin. It perfectly regenerates skin damage and has anti-inflammatory properties. However, it should not be applied to severely damaged areas. By applying cream to the skin every day, we can delay the aging process of the skin and restore its elasticity. This ointment has antioxidant properties and removes excess free radicals. Calendula ointment can be used to treat swelling, bruises and contusions as well as bruised and swollen eye area.
- increases the secretion of gastric juice and bile;
- relieves spasms of the digestive tract – can be used for pain after gastric and biliary tract surgeries
- relieves the symptoms of indigestion
- has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
- strengthens the body’s immunitya
- accelerates the healing of wounds and burns
- it destroys some streptococci and staphylococci
- has a calming effect, lowers blood pressure
You can make infusion at home – just pour two teaspoons of calendula petals with a glass of boiling water and brew for about 10 minutes, covered.
Calendula can also be used to rinse the mouth and throat. In this case, one tablespoon of dried marigold petals should be poured with a glass of boiling water and steamed, covered for about 10 minutes, then the broth should be drained. It is recommended to drink half a cup twice a day.