The petals are the parts of
this plant which possess the medicinal properties. They can be used as a tea, ointment or
for internal use but only under the professional supervision.
When used externally, this
is one of the best herbs for treating burns, scalds, cuts abrasions, and infections
because of its antiseptic qualities. It should be used anytime there is a cut
or open skin, burns or scalds. This herb can heal wounds very quickly, sometimes the
next day, and the associated symptoms will be lessened. The fluid inside blisters appear
to reduce remarkably.
How It May Benefit
Take internally under the
professional supervision for:
Apply externally for:
sores, burns, skin rashes from measles, chickenpox, and other eruptive skin diseases
athlete's foot and other
Always get the professional
recommendation of a qualified herbalist before taking this herb internally.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Calendula is available in
several forms for both internal and external use. You can buy lotions, ointments,
oils, tinctures, and fresh or dried leaves. The leaves can be soaked and then used
as a colour treatment for hair.
Apply ointment immediately
to wounds and cover with a dressing. Do this everyday for at least 3 - 4 days. You can
also apply to varicose veins in the same way without the dressing.