Early civilizations of both East and West cherished Marigold (Calendula officinales) for its medicinal and culinary properties.
The medicinal properties of Calendula are its anti-inflammatory + antiseptic + anti-fungal + anti-bacterial properties. Calendula makes an excellent ointment for soothing irritated and chapped skin, for eczema, insect bites and sunburn.
Calendula can be made into an infused oil for same medicinal purposes, simply by steeping the flowers’ petals in warm vegetable oil.
Calendula cream is beneficial for wound-healing as calendula actively promotes the regeneration of body tissue.
Apply it several times daily to the affected area for the relief of wounds like minor abrasions, scratches, minor burns or cuts and sores.
Hilde Hemme’s Calendula cream is water-based, easy-to-use and readily absorbed into the affected skin area. Unlike ointments, it is non-greasy.