The Amazing Calendula
For me, Calendula has got to be the most impressive essential oil that I’ve come across. Don’t get me wrong, on my list of exceptional essential oils, I still have Rosemary, Chamomile and the exotic Vertivert to name but a few.
Calendula though, you will agree by the end of this post is something different. Calendula officianalis, not to be confused with the common marigold, was native to the mediterranean countries, and still grown mostly in relatively warm and temperate climates.
It has been known for centuries for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Calendula has high levels of flavonoids, which are plant-based antioxidants that protect cells from being damaged by unstable molecules called free-radicals.
Calendula appears to fight inflammation, viruses, and bacteria. But what I really find really exciting is its action in healing wounds.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Centre, calendula can be used to treat burns, bruises, and cuts, as well as the minor infections they cause. Calendula also has been shown to help prevent dermatitis or skin inflammation in people with breast cancer during radiation therapy. [http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/calendula]
It works well on inflamed and swollen tissues. That’s why those with eczema and psoriasis have seen dramatic results after using our Rescue Salve. Even more impressive, it helps increase blood flow and oxygen to wounds and infected areas, which helps the body grow new tissue and heal more rapidly.
Its no wonder that our Rescue Salve has become a best seller. Packed with carefully sourced organic ingredients, organic calendula essential oil, with added vitamin E. Organic ingredients are essential as we need to ensure that we keep out the damaging pesticides and other chemical pollutants that are so damaging to our skin and health in the first place.