Calendula

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Calendula is an annual plant relative to the daisy. Its flowers have a bright yellow or orange color. Its flowering period is very long and lasts from February to October. It grows mainly at lower altitudes and is found in the fields, at slopes and edges of roads. It is also used as beautifying. The calendula name comes from the Latin word «kalendae» meaning first day of the month and this is because the Latins have observed that calendula blooms in pot in the early days of most months of the year.

PROPERTIES – USES

Calendula has antiseptic, antibacterial and healing action. It is also known for its moisturizing and emollient properties.

Traditionally used for:

 

  • To treat ulcers, gastritis and gastrointestinal infections.
  • Painful menstruation
  • “Externally” (compress) for the treatment of wounds, burns and insect bites.
  • Care acne, varicose veins, eczema.

 

Its properties make its widespread use also in cosmetology.