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Calendula

What is Calendula?

Calendula, also known as Marigold, is an annual or short-lived herbaceous perennial growing from 1 to 3 feet tall. The plant is a traditional herbal remedy well known for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Calendula extract is rich in beta-carotene, stearin, triterpinoids, flavonoids and coumarin, as well as microelements. For this reason, Calendula is frequently used in soothing and calming preparations, such as baby baths and creams, and after-sun skin care products for sun-damaged skin.

Calendula's Benefits for Skin

Calendula is known for its powerful wound-healing and skin-soothing properties. It is usually used externally for it’s antiseptic and healing properties in treating skin infections, cuts, punctures, scrapes, burns and chapped or chafed skin or lips. Less commonly, it is used internally to heal inflamed and infected mucous membranes.

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