Calendula officinalis, also known as the Garden Marigold is a common garden plant native to several parts of Europe. The flowers are considered edible and have been used as a medicinal herb for centuries. Calendula officinalis is known for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities and is commonly used to treat skin disorders and pain. It was originally used in the 17th century to treat the bubonic plague, as well as a remedy for those suffering from depression (as its beauty was believed to promote happiness). The active ingredient is taken from the flower’s petals and pollen. Calendula is utilized to treat acne, as well as psoriasis and other inflammatory skin diseases. It is used to control bleeding, sooth open cuts and reduce swelling. It may also be applied topically to the skin in order to treat nosebleeds, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, proctitis and conjunctivitis.
While it is commonly used, the “Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database” has performed studies on Calendula and conducted that it is helpful in aiding new tissue growth in wounds as well as lessens swelling in the throat and mouth.
PsoEasy’s natural and unique treatment formula contains over 20 different active natural extracts that work well together to alleviate symptoms caused by inflammatory skin diseases. Many of these ingredients are anti inflammatory extracts including Calendula. Other ingredients in the PsoEasy psoriasis cream include Mahonia aquifolium, Camomile, Rosemary and chickweed.
Ultimately, there are no primary safety concerns for people using Calendula, other than not to take Calendula orally when pregnant, or avoid taking it if you are allergic to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Moreover, do not take it prior to a surgery, as it may induce drowsiness.