Calendula is one of the best homeopathic remedies for bites, stings, and open skin wounds. It has tremendous ability to heal any wound, let it be a superficial wound or deep diabetic ulcer.
The another name for Calendula is 'English Marigold.' Calendula has a long history of use and has been considered as 'wound healer.' Calendula has been used not only by homeopathic physicians but also by the Western medicine and many surgeons. I have personally seen many surgeons using Calendula for dressing superficial to deep wounds like a diabetic ulcer, accidental injuries, stab wounds, etc.
How to Use Calendula?
How Does Calendula Act as a Healing Agent?
Common Indications of Calendula:
These are a few indications for Calendula. It can be used in many such open wound cases. It is worth keeping Calendula handy not only by a physician but everybody as well.
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The main difference between Marigold and Calendula is the petals. The petals of Calendula are lengthy and straight, whereas the petals of Marigold are rectangular ones with round corners. The other names for Calendula are pot marigold and common marigold. The whole part of Calendula is edible, while only some parts of Marigold are edible.
The various advantages of Calendula are:
- Antioxidant effect.
- Promotes oral health.
- Treats various skin disorders.
- Fights cancer cells.
- Heals ulcers.
Calendula is a natural extract obtained from marigold flowers. You can use it for treating eczema, perineal tears, or any parasitic infections. It has high levels of antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is mostly preferred as an alternative treatment method.
The smell of Calendula is often sweet and strong, like a musky smell. Sometimes the smell of Calendula can be warm, like a wooden smell. The smell of the Calendula is easily recognizable.
Calendula extracts and oil is safe for the face. It helps in maintaining the skin in a hydrated condition. The overall appearance of the skin is enhanced by the use of Calendula. If you experience any abnormal signs after usage, then it is necessary to stop it immediately. You are advised to re-continue after genuine advice from your doctor.
One of the important properties of Calendula is its antioxidant effect. The antioxidant effect helps in delaying the process of aging and cell death. The oxidative damages to the cells are also prevented. Calendula is good at reducing wrinkles.
The beneficial effects of Calendula are more when it is taken for first aid purposes. Some people recommend it to be taken internally for digestive problems and yeast infections. Some people experience mild irritation on consumption, and in such cases, it is necessary to stop the consumption.
Yes, Calendula is an antifungal agent. It can be used for treating a wide range of fungal infections. It can help in treating dandruff and dermatitis. You can contact icliniq.com for more help.
Calendula is not toxic generally. It is having a high medicinal value and can be used for various purposes. It is known to provide several uterine contractions in pregnant women, so it is considered unsafe during pregnancy.
Yes, Calendula is good for dry hair and scalp. You can use a hair conditioner and shampoo that contains Calendula. It helps in providing a moisturizing effect to the scalp and maintains it in a healthy way. Conditions like dandruff can also be treated.
Calendula contains a component called flavonoids. It helps in reducing the darker pigments present in the skin. Also, Calendula can increase the production of collagen. This can help in improving the elasticity of the skin and reduces wrinkles by enhancing blood flow.
Calendula is very helpful in removing the dark spots in the skin. It can provide a lighter skin tone due to the presence of flavonoids. The elasticity of the skin is restored, and so the skin appears smooth and soft.
Calendula soap is beneficial for the following problems:
- Insect bites.
- Chapped skin.
The Calendula tincture is specifically used for treating burns and wounds. It helps to reduce the inflammation at the injury site, and it also reduces bleeding. The irritated tissue can be cured using Calendula tincture.
Calendula is generally considered a non-toxic one. But, it is considered a risk factor in pregnancy. The common side effects faced by people who use Calendula are drowsiness and sleepiness.
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