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    The power of Calendula

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    What is Calendula?

    Simply put, Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) is a plant, or rather a flower. For many years, Calendula has been a natural ingredient for a variety of medicine practices. It has commonly been used for wounds, rashes, or irritated, inflamed skin.

    Calendula and how it helps skin barriers.

    Why is it special?

    Calendula contains incredibly powerful properties that aid in skin health. These properties include anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds. This allows Calendula to be useful in the healing of wounds or open/infected skin, and to soothe irritated skin such as eczema.

    What are the benefits for the skin?

    Wounds

    Calendula has been thoroughly studied for its benefits in promoting the healing of wounds. The anti-inflammatory compounds within Calendula promote the healing of wounds through reducing symptoms such as redness, swelling and bruising.

    Eczema Skin

    Calendula has valuable skin calming properties that promote the relief from skin inflammation and relieve itching that is associated with eczema. A recent study in Journal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists 2011, found that Calendula is effective in reducing acne, inflammation, and soothing eczema. The anti-bacterial compounds work to dis-infect any minor cuts and chapped skin. Calendula also works to add essential hydration to the skin – further proving itself to be a key ingredient in eczema relief.

    Psoriasis Skin

    Using Calendula for the treatment of psoriasis is particularly effective as the ingredient significantly reduces the inflammation and irritation while the anti-bacterial compounds combat infections.

     

    Calendula in Grahams Natural Products

    C+ Eczema Cream

    Grahams Natural best-selling C+ Eczema Cream is was originally named Calendulis Plus Cream because its effective relief from eczema was based around the ingredient Calendula. The use of herbs such as Calendua within the C+ Cream provide 6 hours of hydration to eczema prone skin while fighting inflammation. The clinically tested ingredients provide a cool, soothing feel to relieve the itching and pain.

    Natural eczema cream with calendula

    Psoriasis Cream

    Grahams Natural’s Psoriasis cream contains Calendula for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Our psoriasis cream works to control bacteria on the skin, naturally while hydrating the skin, facilitating the removal of dead skin and epidermal re-hydration.

    Natural Psoriasis cream with calendula

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    Some improvement

    There has been some minor improvement to severe eczema on hands and arms. Decrease i n itchiness of the skin. Will keep persisting to see if more improvement.

    Fabulous product

    I bought Grahams Conditioner as a recommended replacement for a botanical product from a company that had ceased trading. It is a brilliant find as it is gentle and soothing on my itchy scalp and leaves my hair soft and manageable. My only concern is that despite being listed as a UK company it came all the way from Australia……not good for my carbon footprint! Hopefully I will be able to find some nearer to home soon.

    Only this works

    Soothes itchiness caused by sensitivity

    SO light and un-aggravating

    Normally with my eczema lotion feels so heavy and can cause me to itch more, it's like you can feel it too much on your skin but not this! The oil and the lotion are so light that I don't have to wait around for it to dry and I don't have to restrain myself from itching it off! It's great! I can just put it on and get dressed and get in bed no problem! I wish it was sold more conveniently in the US but it was so worth it I may just order again! 20/10

    Great product

    I'm ordering my second tube of this gel, as it worked so well on my German Shepherd's recent hot spot. She tolerated it well (it is clearly soothing), & it took the swelling and redness down almost straight away each time we applied. We did need to keep applying it regularly for about a week, as she had a very raw, swollen patch of skin. Alternating the gel with Derma Cream was very effective.