Calendula, Calendula Officinalis is very effective for inflammations and healing of the skin. It can be used to care for your skin in cuts, Care for your skin, calendula. Bruises, rashes and other skin irritations. The flowers of calendula help in reducing inflammation, helps healing of wounds and is a good antiseptic. It can be used to treat skin ulcerations and even eczema.
An infusion can be made from it’s flowers and leaves along with olive oil and can be used on cuts , bruises, sores and burns. It has been patented for it’s unique quality to cure burns. Infusion of it’s petals are used as lotion for the cleansing and softening of the skin. Calendula oil, is very soothing to dry and damaged skin and in eczema and psoriasis. This oil can also be used on the delicate skin of a baby for diaper rash.
Besides, it also helps in sunburns and can be used as an ointemt to heal acne and to fade old scars of injuries. It is also a soothing ointment when combined with chamomile and comfrey and has been used in insect bites, stings and bruises.
The growth of skin cells is stimulated by calendula to help fight wrinkles, to keep the complexion smooth and also to fight breakouts of acne. Use calendula tea made by putting 1 teaspoon of dried calendula flowers in one cup of hot water. Apply it to your face with cotton balls or a clean cloth and feel real good.
Use fresh calendula blooms to make lotions by boiling and simmering it in 2 cups of milk and wash it off to get that complexion envied by all.
To conclude, make it a habit to have a salve of calendula with you in your first aid kit which would be very useful when you have to deal with abrasions, blisters, cuts and other skin irritations.