PART USED: Flower
PROPERTIES: Astringent, Antiseptic, Hormone Balancing, Vulnerary, Diaphoretic, Antispasmodic, Sudorific
SYSTEMS AFFECTED: Integumentary (skin and hair), Liver, Endocrine/Glandular, Lymphatic, Immune, Digestive
POSSIBLE USES: menopause, regulate menstruation, skin irritations, hair health, lighten hair and prevent graying (blond hair), wounds
INGREDIENT IN: CM Salve, EO, FN, LN
Calendula has long been one of the herbs that midwives relied on to heal any small “skid marks” or stretched perineal tissues after childbirth. It has a place as a first aid remedy for cuts and abrasions because of its wound healing and antiseptic properties. Calendula has an affinity for the female reproductive system in many other ways, also. It regulates menstruation and relieves menstrual cramps, aids in menopause, reduces congestion in breast lymph tissue, and is helpful in treating cysts.
Internally Calendula supports the immune system in fighting against infections as wide-ranging as the flu and the herpes virus. Calendula is also antibacterial and antifungal, making it excellent as a wash for treating thrush. In the digestive system, Calendula improves liver function, relieves inflammation and irritation in the lining of the stomach, halts diarrhea, stops bleeding, and helps to cleanse the body of toxins.