Calendula Officianlis (Pot Marigold, Marigold, not the same as the ones grown in most gardens)
This herb promotes the healing of wounds. This includes cuts, scrapes, burns, rashes, bruising, ulcers, broken bones, even torn muscles.
Calendula is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-protozoal. That covers everything that causes infections.
It causes cells to replicate quickly. That means that when you have a wound it will heal faster.
Bleeding is stopped by causing the vessels to contract then begin clotting.
The circulatory system is stimulated. Capillaries do a better job therefore swelling is reduced. It is helpful in draining cysts and enlarged nodes.
Calendula is anti-inflammatory and reduces burning sensations in the tissues.
It promotes digestion and elimination. With its anti-inflammatory and healing properties it is a great herb to address issues of the digestive system.
It relaxes smooth muscles, helping to eliminate spasms.
High doses of calendula should be avoided during pregnancy because of its muscle relaxing action. Avoid calendula if you are allergic to ragweed, daisies, or marigold.
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