Calendula officinalis, also known as a Garden marigold, provides more than just its summertime good looks. Calendula has been used throughout the ages and by many different cultures. Its bright yellow or orange flowers were often used to dye fabric, hair and even food. As an edible garnish, its bright petals added a pop of color to salads and soups.
Medicinally, Calendula is best known for its ability to heal and soothe the skin. Its wound-healing properties are due to the presence of essential oils, saponins, flavonoids and alkaloids, which have been shown to promote healing.
Boiron offers Calendula in a variety of formulas so there are many ways you can use it to heal your skin especially when the elements take their toll during the hottest months. The moisturizing cream is ideal for dry or chafed skin and can be used to soothe sunburn or windburn.* Try the ointment for minor burns, blisters and chapped lips and it won’t sting on a cut or scraped knee or elbow.* The gel soothes stinging skin irritations like bug bites or razor burn.* All of these paraben-free formulas do not have a medicinal smell or contain artificial colors or perfumes.
To learn more about Calendula’s many uses, visit boironcalendula.com.
*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.