This brightly colored flower belongs to the marigold family and originates from South Asia, Western Europe, and the Mediterranean. Romans, Greeks, and Hindu practitioners in India used calendula during sacred rituals and ceremonies, but the most common use for calendula was in the kitchen. It was often used in cuisine for its flavor and fragrant aroma.
Calendula health benefits
When calendula was originally used for plant-based medicine, people used it for toothaches, headaches, and fevers, along with stomach upsets, burns, cosmetic formulas, and more. However, scientific research today focuses on calendula for promoting wound healing and healthy inflammatory response.
Calendula is in many salves, ointments, and liquid formulations meant to aid in wound healing and soothing inflammation. It’s thought to encourage healing by stimulating the formation of new blood vessels and tissues, and by inhibiting proinflammatory cytokines in the body.
Why we use calendula | healthy, beyond relief
Calendula has long been revered for its gentle healing benefits, soothing the skin and aiding the healing process for minor cuts and burns to swelling and inflammation. A traditional concentrated macerated extract of dried calendula flowers in oil was created exclusively for Rightful Pain Relief & Recovery Cream, making up 5% of the formula.
Calendula for relief:
- Encourages healing
- Supports a healthy response to inflammation
Calendula for beyond relief:
- Soothes sensitive skin and protects against irritation