Calendula cream is one of the most effective skin care products. Calendula is a perennial plant that belongs to the Daisy family, Asteraceae. It is said that this plant originated in Egypt and other Mediterranean countries, but is now grown as an ornamental plant worldwide. Calendula has bright yellow, orange yellow or orange red flowers that are known for their numerous and excellent medicinal uses, such as the treatment of cramps, constipation and ulcers.
Calendula flowers are harvested in full bloom and dried before use as medicinal and culinary herbs. In addition, this cream is made from the flowers of calendula, which is known to be an effective treatment for circulatory problems, eye infections, menstrual cramps and menopause disorders. In addition to its medicinal use, Calendula petals are edible and are generally used as a garnish. Its leaves can also be eaten and added to salads and soups. While this plant is fast to grow and easy to grow, its harvest can be very time consuming because the flowers form over a long period of time and mature individually. Flowers that are too ripe are no longer ideal for the use of herbs; therefore, constant attention and frequent harvesting are necessary to obtain the quality of the most desired herbal product. Today, marigold is often used in ointments, lotions, creams and teas, which can be easily prepared in any home.
Properties of Marigold Cream:
Calendula plants contain a large amount of flavonoids, a plant-based antioxidant that protects the body against free radicals that damage cells. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties that cure and soothe skin irritation and redness caused by eczema, sunburn and psoriasis.
“It has been shown that calendula increases blood flow, accelerates wound healing and prevents dry skin”.
The dried petals of the Calendula plant are used to cure burns, bruises, cuts and minor infections. Due to Calendula’s proven ability to treat different types of skin problems, calendula cream has become popular in hospitals, clinics and homes.
Calendula Skin Cream:
Calendula contains triterpene , saponins and mucilage, which contribute to a softening and healing effect on the outer surfaces of the skin and internal mucous membranes; Carotenoids , which stimulate the growth of new skin cells and accelerate the healing process of the skin; and Flavonoids, which reduce cell aging and maximize cell wall integrity. These healing and strengthening agents contribute to the plant’s powerful ability to treat most skin problems and heal wounds, cuts, cracked skin, skin rashes, sore nipples and scratches. Calendula in the form of cream, ointment or oil can be used to improve skin tone, mitigate old scars and cure acne and bunions. Combined with chamomile and comfrey, calendula can be used to soothe insect bites, stings, burns, muscle aches, sores, boils and bruises and can be applied as a facial and body moisturizer for men and women. In addition, calendula can be an effective vaginal shower for fungal infections. Calendula can also be used as facial steam. This can be done by adding 4 tablespoons of Calendula petals to a liter of boiling water in a sink or basin and allowing steam to travel over the face for at least 10 minutes.
Calendula is not only good for the skin. It can also be found in shampoo ingredients for oily hair; similarly, the herbal mouth is rinsed to soothe painful ulcers.
In addition to its proven ability to treat and relieve burns, minor cuts, scrapes, dry, irritated and inflamed skin, calendula ointment has also been used for many other purposes. According to the report, this ointment was widely used as a wound dressing in many battlefield hospitals during the United States Civil War. It has also been discovered by some researchers that calendula ointment can reduce the inflammation associated with radiation treatment for cancer patients. In addition, this ointment can be used to treat and minimize the appearance of varicose veins. Although most minor skin problems can be easily treated with a Calendula ointment, it is not advisable to use them in open wounds or around them. Like marigold cream, marigold ointment can be purchased at many herbal stores and local supermarkets.
It can also be done at home by combining fats such as cocoa butter, beeswax, Kukui butter or shea butter and marigold petals, which are impregnated with oils. The petals can be left in it, if the ointment is going to be used at once or the hot fat can be cast into a container for storage. The grease can become rancid quickly, so it is recommended to refrigerate the ointment after preparation.
How to Make Homemade Marigold Cream?
This cream can be made as easy as combining and melting extra virgin olive oil infused with marigold, butter, mango butter, avocado oil, jojoba oil and beeswax in a double boiler and mix all the ingredients to achieve a texture fluffy and soft. The result is a homemade Calendula cream that is ready to be applied to external parts of the body to treat cracked heels or palms, stepparents and skin cracked or burned by the wind. Calendula creams made in the market are also available in the market in various brands and sizes.
Calendula Cream for Babies:
For centuries, Calendula has proven to be soft and safe so that it can be used both internally and externally. Because babies have delicate skin and are prone to various skin irritations and irritations such as rash, scabs, minor cuts and scrapes, Calendula baby cream has become the favorite herb of most mothers and pediatricians. To treat a baby’s crib, simply apply a little calendula oil on the affected areas of the baby’s scalp. The oil helps to loosen the scabs so that they can fall easily. Choosing or scraping the scabs only exposes the skin to infections. To help prevent candidiasis, you can add calendula oil to your baby’s bathroom. This will help fight and prevent external fungal infections. For serious problems of the baby’s skin, such as atopic eczema , it is recommended to consult a doctor.
Mothers who have sore nipples due to breastfeeding can also apply a nipple cream that contains Calendula. This cream has proven to be a gentle and effective remedy for cracked nipples too.