Looking for relief from a variety of inevitable summertime skin irritations? Well then Calendula may be your best natural bet, according to “America’s Most Trusted Pharmacist” Suzy Cohen, RPh. In one of Cohen’s recent “Ask the Pharmacist” columns, one mom asked about natural remedies to treat these types of irritations on her children. Cohen’s response: “I think Calendula would be fantastic for cradle cap and diaper rashes, or any rash for that matter,” she says. “You can use it on minor burns, sunburn, bedsores, eczema and poison ivy.” Cohen includes several brands of Calendula in the article, including Boiron Calendula topicals. To read the complete column, click here.
Boiron’s Calendula line, which is made from a homeopathic preparation of Garden marigold, a flower used safely for generations to naturally speed the skin’s healing process, has no medicinal smell, and is free of artificial colors, perfumes and parabens. Calendula is an excellent local treatment for small wounds, cuts, sunburns, chaffing, rashes or irritations. The soothing and moisturizing texture of Calendula Cream works best on sensitive skin and on children. The water-based Calendula Lotion works well as a general hand and body lotion, and covers large surfaces such as sunburns or rashes. The occlusive formula of Calendula Ointment adheres to skin longer to promote healing by protecting and moisturizing the wound.
About Suzy Cohen: Cohen has written the syndicated column, “Dear Pharmacist,” for the last 13 years. Through newspapers, magazines, and Internet health sites, millions of people each week read Cohen’s advice on health and the use of natural supplements. Cohen has appeared on “The Dr. Oz Show” and “The View,” and currently has a syndicated TV spot on “Know The Cause,” a widely viewed health show. She’s also written several books, including “The 24-Hour Pharmacist.” For more information on Cohen, visit http://dearpharmacist.com/.