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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.