HERB PROFILE: CALENDULA
Maybe you already know calendula. You just don't know that you know calendula. Instead, you just call it another name: marigolds. Calendula is of the same kind as marigolds - those flowers that range from bright yellow to deep oranges and even those varieties with spots of rusty red. Vibrant and beautiful calendula flowers are used in creams, gels, compresses and tinctures and can even be used as tea.
CALENDULA: HERB OF THE YEAR
Calendula is one of the most colorful herbs for the garden and for use in the kitchen, but calendula is also a force player in the world of beauty. Did you know that Calendula was named "Herb of the Year" in 2008 by the International Herb Association?
Calendula has been used medically since the 12 century, when the Romans realized that calendula was flowering on the first day of every month (hence the name, calends). Calendula was a symbol of happiness within the Roman gardens, and since the leaves were often used for medicinal purposes and for cooking, if you were a calendula grower, you certainly felt happy and healthy.
POWERFUL, CALMING AND HEALING
Calendula is a powerful plant that is included in many culinary dishes, but within cosmetics and personal care items, calendula shines most predominantly because of its healing and soothing benefits.
Believed as a powerful antioxidant and one of the strongest of anti-viral herbs, calendula also helps with inflammation. The strength of the anti-inflammatory effect of calendula only increases the popularity of this herb. Babies with diaper rash all the way up by aging parents with aging and sensitive skin can benefit from including calendula in protecting their skin. The calming and soothing nature inherent in this herb works to help and protect the skin of all ages.
FOOD THAT NEEDS THE SKIN
The increase in popularity of calendula as an ingredient in personal care products and cosmetics comes from Calendula's high levels of nutrition. As a spice, calendula contains high concentrations of linoleic acid, which helps to soothe angry skin. Flavonoids are the most important components within calendula that eventually soothe and calm irritated skin or dermatitis. The power of calendula goes even further than just being useful when applied topically to the skin. Research shows that calendula can help prevent and relax muscle cramps, making this herb a popular ally when abdominal cramps or constipation strike. (Https://draxe.com/calendula/)
DID YOU KNOW CALENDULA
- Improve the firmness of your skin
- Help to maintain hydration and moisture
- Increase blood flow
- Improvement of oral health
- Discourage cancer
- Work vigorously with its antimicrobial and antiviral properties
THE FOLLOWING FLOW COSMETICS PRODUCTS CONTAIN CALENDULA
Calendula Deodorant Cream, an aluminum-free deodorant cream that happens to be a popular customer favorite
Calendula Shampoo Soap, a nourishing shampoo for hair and scalp that adds volume and shine to all hair types
Shea Butter & Calendula Body Butter, rich and creamy, suitable for the entire body to protect, caress and hydrate
Here at Flow Cosmetics we love calendula, which is why we use it often. Try to prove the magical properties of this herb well.