This listing is for 1 pound of Calendula -- makes a wonderfully soothing bath for skin irritations and rashes!
Calendula, more commonly known as Marigold, is one of the most common herbs. The colorful petals of the calendula have been used in herbal preparations for hundreds of years. In the past, calendula flowers have been used on injuries to reduce inflammation and as an antiseptic against infection. It has also been used as a remedy for a variety of skin problems ranging from skin ulcerations to eczema. Taken orally, calendula has been used to soothe stomach ulcers and inflammation. It has been reported to be effective in fighting fever, boils, abscesses, and recurrent vomiting. Today calendula is still used by many for the medicinal and health related effects it offers.
More recently scientists have investigated calendula for possible anticancer and antiviral actions this herb may possess. However, there is not enough evidence at this time to recommend calendula for any type of treatment related to these conditions.
The following is a list of calendula's reported medicinal applications:
Burns (minor, including sunburn)