Calendula relieves pain and has been found to be a natural antiseptic,
anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic. It is an exceptional
skin conditioner and is well known for its capacity to repair
damaged skin, diminish bruising, cure bedsores, relieve
sore nipples, and cure athlete's foot and other forms of
fungus. Calendula helps damaged blood vessels to seal, stopping
bleeding and preventing bruising. Calendula is also effective
on varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
is native to Europe and has large, yellow or orange flowers
with many petals. It was used in the Middle Ages to treat
varicose veins, bedsores and skin blemishes and has long
been used in an ointment form for many first aid treatments.