Topic - Calendula

September 27, 2016

Calendula officinalis or pot marigold is found in Western Asia, Europe, and the United States primarily. It belongs to the chrysanthemum family and is not the same flower as the marigolds commonly found in flower beds in the United States. Calendula has been used dried or fresh for centuries dating back to the 12th century. Would you believe that it was even used as cheese coloring in the 19th century? Usual uses for the dried petals range from infusions to ointments. Many people use the petals in products to treat burns, bruises, cuts and to prevent dermatitis. Other things it has been used for include ear drops, diaper rash treatments and sunburns.
Many of Valena™Naturals products contain Calendula including our soon to be released Diaper rash stick, Diaper Doody™ Balm!
The Egyptians believed Calendula to have rejuvenating properties and other peoples of the world used it for fabrics, cosmetics, and food coloring. 🌼According to the University of Maryland, calendula contains flavonoids, antioxidants that protect cells from being damaged by unstable molecules called free radicals. It appears to fight inflammation, viruses, and bacteria. Write to valenanaturals@gmail.com if you have any questions about our products!



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