- soothing to inflamed tissue
- can produce great effects on emotions and hormonal balance
- beneficial to the liver
- great remedy for internal (peptic) and external (skin) ulcers
Calendula reduces lymphatic congestion and swollen lymph glands. The bactericidal and fungicidal properties of calendula come in handy in treating infections. It’s one of the best herbal remedies for the treatment of fungal infections. Pelvic and bowel infections have also been treated using calendula. Calendula has also been used in the treatment of viral hepatitis.
One of the most beneficial actions of calendula herb is its positive effects on the skin. The herb is a very good remedy for all types of skin complaints.The astringent quality of the herb makes it effective in the treatment of cuts, scrapes, physical wounds, varicose veins, and various other inflammatory disorders that affect the human body. It’s great for all types of infections caused by fungi including ringworm, athlete’s foot, and thrush. In addition, calendula salves are excellent for treating diaper rash and cradle cap in infants. The herb also soothes nipples that are sore from prolonged breast feeding sessions.
Its use promotes healing of skin making it great for slow healing wounds. Given internally, it works on the spot and prevents the formation and discharge of pus.
Drink as a tea or purchase topical salves or creams to experience its benefits.