Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis
Common Names: Gold-bloom, Marigold, Marybud, Pot Marigold
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The medicinal Calendula is not to be confused with its similar looking cousins from the Tagetes family. It is easy to grow at home for beauty, wellness, and food. The old custom of adding its flowers to salads or the ‘pot’ gives it one of its common names ie; ‘pot-marigold’. It is an anti-inflammatory (especially for the skin) and may also help calm muscle spasms. It is believed to help with hemorrhoids and speed up the healing of wounds. It may also fight cancer and assist in the recovery process following chemotherapy treatment.
Ask any herbalist what their favorite herb is for skin inflammation and they’ll mention calendula.
The petals of this small, unsuspecting flower pack a potent punch. They inhibit two of the primary enzymes responsible for inflammation (known as COX and 5 LOX), as well as another primary inflammatory marker (known as TNF-alpha) . These inflammatory molecules play a major role in the process of psoriasis and eczema.
When applied to the skin, Calendula offers immediate anti-inflammatory, nourishing, and healing effects. This herb is great in combination with other herbs such as Barberry, Milk Thistle, or German Chamomile because it allows the skin to heal faster. As with all conditions, you need to consider and work to repair the cause of the problem as you go about your healing journey.
As with all herbs, speak to your doctor before including them into your diet especially if you are pregnant or nursing, or you are taking any medications. This information has not been approved by the FDA and is for educational purposes only.