Calendula is an orange-flowered herb that has been used for centuries in botanical medicine. The name “calendula” comes from the Latin word for “first day of the month. It was named in reference to the fact that it blooms for one month from early spring to early summer.
With its flowering system of blooming in the morning and closing in the evening, calendula is also known as the “herb of the sun” in Europe.
Calendula’s Herbal Benefits
On the herbal side, calendula is mainly expected to have benefits for the skin, and is often referred to as the “guardian of the skin”. It has been a regular household remedy since ancient Egyptian times. It is also considered to be the most frequently used herb in First Aid in modern phototherapy.
Calendula can be expected to have the following effects
Repair of the skin
Repair of mucous membrane
It has been used as a natural remedy for skin problems, herpes and mouth ulcers. Calendula has also been used to treat diaper rash and insect bites in babies, making it an ingredient that can be easily used by people with sensitive skin.
Calendula’s Beauty Benefits
Calendula is said to be effective in reducing the phenomenon called “glycation” of the skin. When sugar in the skin is combined with protein, it causes yellowing and dullness. This phenomenon is called “glycation,” and in the beauty industry, it is sometimes referred to as “burning” of the skin. Glycation reduces the production of collagen, causing the skin to lose its elasticity and age.
Calendula is a gentle ingredient that can be used by small children, but it can also take care of aging skin.
How to Take Calendula
Calendula can be eaten as an edible flower, or boiled and drunk as a tea. It can also be used as a skin care product by mixing calendula oil with your own products.