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100% Certified organic Calendula

 

Calendula officinalis

 

This orange wildflower is traditionally used for tissue healing. Calendula is a treatment for vasoneurosis of skin and mucosa, acute local abcess or topically to stimulate granulation tissue growth.  It is also used for Herpes simplex with secondary infection an uncomplicated decubitus ulcers.   Evaluation of formulated topical cream of calendula extract on healthy skin has been measured mechanical properties showing significant improvements in hydration and firmness.  Calendula may be used as a douche along with echinacia tincture and glycerine for cervic ulceration with a 1:4 ratio. Usual dosage is 5-30 drops 4times/day.

 

Calendula is a popular herb with a wide range of use. It contains triterpenes, resins, bitter glycosides, volatile oils, phytosterols, flavonoids, mucilage, and carotenes. It has antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and astringent properties. It has been shown to have significant activity against Candida albicans. It is beneficial in conditions of the skin, including cuts, rashes, burns, acne, athlete’s foot, diaper rash, cradle cap, and sore nipples. It also helps the internal membranes in cases of gastritis, peptic ulcers, regional ileitis, and colitis. It detoxifies the liver and gallbladder, further benefitting conditions of the skin. It also has a mildly estrogenic action that helps regulate menstrual issues.

 

Vasoneurosis of skin and mucosa.

Abcess, acute, local (topically).

Decubitus, simple, uncomplicated (externally).

Fissures, general orificial (external).

Herpes simplex, with secondary bacterial infection.

Skin ulcers, in general (external).

Suppuration without pyogenic membrane, shallow (external).

Cervicitis with ulceration (as douche, with Echinacea tincture and glycerine (1:4 ratio) as a night-time suppository).

 

Akhtar N, Zaman SU, Khan BA, Amir MN, Ebrahimzadeh MA.Calendula extract:  effects on mechanical parameters of human skin.  Acta Pol Pharm.2011 Spet-Oct; 68(5):  693-701.

 

Andrew Chevallier. DK Publishing. (2016). Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine (3rd ed.). New York, NY. 73.

 

Moore, M.  Herbal Materia Medica Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.  1995. p. 12.

 

Moore, M.  Specific Indications for Herbs in General Use Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.  1997. p. 8.

 

 

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