However, many flowers offer a variety of other benefits and the calendula flower, especially, offers an abundance of benefits.
A chemical that is found within calendula flowers, known as a phytochemical, has a variety of benefits including anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and healing effects. It has been used for centuries to treat infections, inflammation, skin lesions and more.
The calendula flower, often referred to as a marigold, holds a powerful, healing property within the stems and leaves of the flower. This natural chemical is extracted and used to treat many bodily ailments. When applied to scrapes, cuts, bruises, and even insect bites, calendula flower oil, when applied to scrapes, cuts, bruises and even insect bites, can help to speed up the healing process. The oil extracted from the flower has natural anti-inflammatory properties, as well as unique and healing antioxidant compounds which boost blood-flow to your skin cells.
Calendula oil has also been known to treat juvenile acne; many people who cannot tolerate harsh acne-fighting chemicals have found that this gentle, natural treatment keeps their skin clear and oil-free. It is often used as an effective face wash substance for acne or irritated skin.
When boiled in water, calendula petals can be used to treat minor infections, conjunctivitis, and mouth sores. You might find calendula in oral hygiene products, like mouthwashes or toothpaste; the calendula properties help to kill bacteria in your mouth that can cause gingivitis and cavities.
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