Calendula Flower Petals, Calendula officinalis
Calendula creams and washes are still used to disinfect minor wounds and to treat infections of the skin. The antibacterial and immunostimulant properties of the plant make it extremely useful in treating slow-healing cuts and cuts in people who have compromised immune systems. The herb stimulates the production of collagen at wound sites and minimizes scarring. For external use, a very good salve for wounds can be made from the dried flowers or leaves, from the juice pressed out of the flowers, or from the tincture. The salve or dilute tincture is also good for bruises, sprains, pulled muscles, sores, and boils.
- Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flowers
- Method of Harvest: Commercial
- Cups Per Pound: 17
- Origin: USA
- Plant Part Used: Flower Head / Petals
- Processing: Petals