In all natural first aid kits, there are the essential herbal items to have. With just a few essential herbs you can heal naturally just about any illness. There are 16 in all. In this article we will discuss Calendula (Calendula offincalis).
Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
Calendula is a must have. Here on the farm, I can't live without a good supply of organic calendula in my herbal supply.
Native to southern Europe, Calendula is now grown worldwide. Mostly as an annual. It's herbal healing actions are wonderful. It acts as an anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, detoxifier, and is also mildly estrogenic. It is also a great herbal wound healer.
Calendula can be used as an oil, ointment, liniment, or cream for use on the skin.
It is taken internally as a infusion (tea) or tincture.
Use it on cuts, scrapes, minor burns, and even makes a great herbal sunburn ointment.
Taken internally, it helps the digestive system with inflammatory conditions. It cleanses the liver and gallbladder.
Calendula is a definite essential herbal healer for all parts of the body.