Calendula Officinalis is a plant belonging to the Asteraceae family, which also includes sunflowers. It possesses anti-inflammatory properties and works wonders on sensitive or irritated skin by calming inflammation down and promoting regeneration (Heinrich et al., 2005).
Calendula extract is obtained from the Calendula flower, which is most popularly known for being one of the world best skincare Remedies. The skincare benefits of flower are numerous; its extracts, oil and ointment are used in Skin Care Formulations for their anti-inflammatory, Skin Protectant and Skin Healing properties. It is also known to have antioxidant, antibacterial and antifungal benefits, which help in Skin Cell Regeneration and Skin Repair.
A trusted herb for many centuries, Calendula is known to have been traditionally used topically for Skin Care and Skin Healing. Skin Care Formulations containing Calendula extract include lotions, creams, ointments, gels, cleansers & lotions; sunscreens. Due to this characteristic, the herb is often used in cases of eczema and inflamed skin types. However, it is also well-suited for the care of babies to heal diaper rash or Skin Care Rashes.
In addition to skincare products with Calendula, this edible herb is often used in food and tea. Its petals may be mixed in with salads, steeped to make tea or added to soups. It is also used as a dye.
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