Bright, welcoming, and soothing – a sturdy support from the inside out.
Latin: Calendula officinalis | Chinese Medicine: Jin Zhan Ju
Class: stimulant, diaphoretic, antioxidant, moves/tonifies blood
Taste: Astringent, bitter, sweet, pungent, neutral, warm
Externally, calendula has been used topically for minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. As an antioxidant, it protects cells from free radicals, curbing inflammation. Internally, calendula has been used to improve digestion and support respiratory health.
Calendula derived from the latin word for calendar or clock. The blooming of calendula flowers were said to have marked the beginning of a new lunar cycle.
There is significant research showing the benefits of calendula for wound healing.
Avoid applying to open wounds, pregnant folks should avoid the use of calendula as it stimulates the uterus, those with allergies to the Asteraceae family (everfew, chamomile, or echinacea).
Consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Methods: petals and leaves used whole or in salve form topically, dried and steeped internally.
Calendula in Self Ceremony products