Although the origins of this plant have not been specified, it is believed that they come from the surrounding regions of the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt and southern Europe. Often used as an ornamental flower due to its showiness, the truth is that Calendula offers many health and beauty benefits.
MEDICINAL USES OF CALENDULA
The first, in the form of tea, which can be easily made by boiling some petals and leaves in boiling water for about 10 to 15 minutes. The other way to take advantage of its properties is to mix two tablespoons of wheat germ with calendula petals, to then be applied externally to the affected area.
Now, we can start to talk about the various beneficial properties of Calendula, starting this time with its anti-inflammatory characteristics, since the infusion of this flower is perfect for treating gingivitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, sores located in the mouth and stomach ulcers. Generally, in these cases it is recommended to gargle about 5 times a day to get the most benefit.
For the youngest of the house, especially babies, you can spray areas affected with irritation from the use of diapers with a cold infusion of calendula, this in turn will serve as a softener for the skin, which will help reduce the discomfort quickly. In fact, many baby products, such as creams and others, advertise the use of this flower, also known as daisy.
This plant is not usually difficult to get so entering it into your lifestyle should be simple and without problems.
Now we focus on mothers or women in the home, who suffer from discomfort caused by their menstrual cycle. Calendula is used to repair blood vessels, improve circulation, and regularize irregular menstrual cycles. In fact, calendula oil can be used as an intimate fungicide, to treat mild infections in the vaginal area.
However, if the problem is directly related to digestive problems, drinking an infusion of calendula can help reduce gastritis, indigestion, heartburn, among others. It is also advisable to have a cup of calendula tea after each meal to enhance the digestion of food.
Remember, like everything else, to use these medicinal resources in moderation to avoid any type of negative reaction in our body and do not hesitate to consult a specialist about the use of this natural medicine to treat any of your conditions. As we always tell you, the best thing to do before any natural treatment is to consult your family doctor.
In addition, calendula is a great ally for your garden or garden, as it helps to repel pests. Repels aphids, bed bugs, whiteflies and nematodes. Repels the asparagus beetle. It can attract many beneficial insects to your garden.