Skincare Spotlight: Skin-Healing Calendula

Skin-HealingCalendulaIf you are not familiar with Calendula (Calendula Officianalis), it is a plant with gorgeous yellow flowers that has been used since the 12th century for various medicinal and culinary purposes. If you haven’t tried this herbal marvel, you are missing out.

Here are some ways you can use it:
Relieve Menstrual Cramps – Drink calendula tea. It has been used to relieve menstrual cramps, and rumor has it, hot flashes (going to have to try this one!).
Soothe Skin Irritation and Minor cuts – I can tell you that calendula works like a champ here! Try it, if you have a minor boo-boo or skin irritation and you will be amazed at how quickly calendula works to heal it. My go to product for this is Boiron’s Calendula Cream.

Moisturize Dry Skin – If you have dry skin, calendula oil, is a good daily moisturizer. And, because of its wonderful healing ability, it helps to heal skin cracking due to dryness.
Aside from its great healing abilities, calendula has also been used in cooking for centuries. This is why it’s also known as “pot marigold”. The petals are edible and contain health-promoting antioxidant nutrients, like carotenoids. You can incorporate them in salads, soups, and even breads. If you don’t want to grow your own, check out this option from Amazon.com.

To your good health!

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