Calendula (Marigold) is a genus of about 15 to 20 species of plants in the Asteraceae family. This flower is native to Southwestern Asia, as well as Western Europe and the Mediterranean.
Calendula was also considered by ancient Egyptians to have rejuvenating properties. Pot marigold or C. officinalis is the most commonly cultivated and used species, and is the source of the herbal oil. “Calendula” comes from the Latin word “calendae,” meaning “little calendar,” because the flower blooms on the calends or the first of most months.
The principal constitutes of calendula oil are flavonoids, saponosene, triterpenic alcohol and a bitter principle. The useful components of calendula itself include a volatile oil, carotenoids, flavonoids, mucilage, resin, polysaccharides, aromatic plant acids, saponins, glycosides and sterols.
Benefits of Calendula Oil
1.Skin dryness or chapping — Calendula oil is a great moisturizer for dry skin and for severely chapped or split skin. It helps soothe the area and reduce the pain.
2.Inflammation — It works well on sprained muscles or bruises; its anti-inflammatory action helps lessen swelling from injury. Calendula oil also helps treat spider veins, varicose veins, leg ulcers and chilblains.
3.Baby care — The oil helps relieve diaper rashes, which can extremely irritate an infant.
4.Minor cuts and wounds — The antiseptic and antimicrobial action of the oil help speed up healing of wounds and minor cuts, and also help relieve insect bites, acne and bed sores.
5.Skin issues — Eczema, dermatitis and other skin problems can be soothed using calendula oil, applied topically. Calendula oil’s antifungal action is also great for helping treat athlete’s foot, ringworm and jock itch.
Product colour: golden orange in color.