Calendula that is also known as marigold is a herbaceous plant in the daisy family Asteraceae, native to southwestern Asia, south Europe and the Mediterranean. The beautiful orange flower is the “herb of the Sun”, it opens the flower in the morning and closes when the sun goes down. It symbolises love and constancy being sacred flower in many cultures.
Calendula is one of the most used herb in traditional medicine both externally and internally. Its therapeutic properties are provided by the active compounds found in calendula such as plant sterols, calendic acid, polysaccharides, Linoleic(Omega-6)acid, carotenoids, flavonoids, triterpenes saponins and tocopherols. Calendula ensures antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, antimicrobial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory effect.
Traditionally calendula is used to treat digestive system problems including gastritis, ulcers and stomach cramps, to reduce flu symptoms, to boost immune system and detox the body. It is also used to treat different skin issues, to keep skin beautiful and healthy. Calendula’s healing benefits for skin:
- boosts collagen production, firms and strengthens the skin, accelerates the process of skin repairing.
- acts as natural astringent, cleanses and balances the oily skin, diminishes the appearance of large pores, treats acne.
- moistures dry, chapped or split skin – calms and comforts the affected area and reduces pain.
- improves the blood circulation, decreases the discolouration, helps diminish spider and varicose veins, heals leg ulcers and chilblains.
- soothes skin irritations and rashes, cure eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis, decreases swelling, itching and redness of skin.
- accelerates healing of wounds and minor cuts, relieve insects bites, cools and cures burns and sunburns.
- treats conjunctivitis and other eye inflammations.
We trust healing power of calendula. Its flower extract is included in Atlantis Skincare Eye Cream with Hyaluronic Acid and Glowing Skin Toner formulations. Therapeutic benefits of calendula can be found in Atlantis Skincare Calendula Macerated Oil.