CALENDULA soothing and antiseptic qualities

Parts Used:
Flowers

Function:
Calendula flowers are most commonly used for their soothing and antiseptic qualities and are also beneficial as an anti-inflammatory.

Uses:
* Stimulates the healing of wounds and soothes pain
* Constricts blood vessels to sop bleeding
* Is beneficial for various skin diseases such as eczema, skin ulceration, acne and burns including sunburn, nappy rash and children’s grazes.
* It is beneficial for the treatment of stomach ulcers and inflammation
* Calendula has been applied in cases of conjunctivitis

Guidelines:
Calendula is available as a topical ointment or can be used by dipping cloth into cooled tea and then applying to the effected area. It is also available as a tea for internal use.

Interactions:
Home treatment for eye conditions is not recommended, as absolute sterility is essential. There are no known side effects of calendula except for the very rare case of allergy.

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