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Calendula

The “must have” plant that we should all have in the garden

Calendula is one of the preferred plants for treating dermatological conditions. And it is that thanks to its active properties, it becomes a gifted plant to ensure the care of our skin. It is also known as “solquenium” for following the sun, like sunflowers. The reality is that no one knows exactly where this plant comes from, some say that it comes from the Mediterranean and others from some part of Mexico, in my opinion, that’s the least of it. It extends from 50 to 70 cm, its name derives from the Latin calendulae which means “throughout the months” as this plant blooms most of the year. It is very popular to see it in urban areas, as it is used in many homes as an ornamental plant.

Skins that are sensitive tend to have reactions to many products that, even if they are for skin care, can trigger hypersensitivity to synthetic products (soaps, cosmetics, food, etc.) that is why it is so difficult for people with this type of skin. , find a product that does not cause them any discomfort.

 

Calendula hugs these skin types and soothes them.

Part of its compound are essential oils that include different molecules such as menthone, carvone, caryophyllene, etc.

– Calendina, which gives it digestive and stomach virtues.
– Salicylic acid
– Beta carotene
– Flavonoids
– Saponosides
– Cholesteric esters, derived from palmitic, stearic, lauric and myristic acid.
– Carotenoids, calendulin and xanthophyll pigments, which give the flowers their orange color.
– Alcoholic triterpenes
– Water-soluble polysaccharides and galactans.

 

Calendula has a healing and antiseptic property, this regenerates the skin and also produces collagen, its anti-inflammatory property treats gingivitis and pharyngitis, in addition to helping the face with eczema or acne problems. If your skin has any irritation, its content of beta-carotene, phytosterols and salicylic acid, works as an emollient and soothes and softens your skin. Flavonoids repair blood and circulatory vessels, this regulates the menstrual cycle and the spasms it produces. Its antibacterial and antiviral properties help eye inflammation, combat fungal problems, acne, athlete’s foot or even vaginal yeast infections.

If you suffer from digestive problems, take calendula infusion and this relieves indigestion, gastritis or nausea. Calendula oil is widely used in cosmetics to tone and firm the face, as well
as protecting it from changes in temperature. We say that this is one of the favorites for the care of our skin because it has anti-inflammatory, healing and cell regenerating properties. In beauty products that are for skin care, they add calendula in their ingredients to treat problems such as dermatitis, burns, acne, eczema, sensitive or delicate skin and itching.

Calendula can do all this for us, the next time you read calendula in the ingredients of a cosmetic or cream that you want to buy, feel safe to take it with you. For sensitive skin, pure calendula oil is recommended on the skin, but not before doing a test on the neck to see if it causes any reaction. You could also obtain these benefits by taking calendula infusion. The ointments are ideal for minor scratches or cuts, also for inflamed or dry skin.

 

Do not use it during lactation or pregnancy.

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