Its soothing abilities make it beneficial for any wound healing such as insect bites, bruises, blisters, cuts, and cold sores. Topically, Calendula is used to keep wounds clean and help new tissue to grow, which also helps reduce scarring. It is also effective in treating minor burns such as sunburn. Calendula as a cream, ointment, or balm can be applied to wounds to reduce swelling and can prevent secondary infection, leading to a quicker healing process.
When used as a tea, Calendula can also soothe internal wounds and burns such as ulcers, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome. It improves digestion by repairing the gut lining while relieving discomfort. Calendula can assist with infection caused by a passing flu or cold and can strengthen the immune system’s ability to fight off infection. Its antibacterial properties is really affective against any lingering cough or congestion you can't seem to get rid of after a cold or flu.
Calendula is extremely beneficial for relief of many types of skin conditions that may cause dry, itchy or irritated skin, making this the perfect herb for eczema, dermatitis, and dandruff. Calendula is great for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It can be used to prevent and treat rashes and irritations for babies with diaper rash and cradle cap. Calendula also aids in keeping your skin soothed and hydrated by promoting the production of collagen, which also means it is great for the prevention of wrinkles.