Calendula Flowers (Jin Zhan Ju)

Calendula Flowers (Jin Zhan Ju)

Calendula is a plant originally native to Europe and the Mediterranean.  It's official name is calendula officinalis and some of the common names are: pot marigold, English marigold, or Scottish marigold.  Not only bearing a gold yellow color, calendula can be seen in pale yellow, orange, and even in a dark orange-red.

Calendula can be grown easily in areas that get a lot of sunshine and has been found in parts around the world.  This is a hardy flower that can live in a variety of soils.  The plant has been used as a dye, as culinary flavoring, and in medicine, both internal and external.

In medicine, calendula has been given to treat upset stomach, abdominal cramps, and constipation[1].  It has been applied to the skin to treat inflammation, acne, bleeding disorders, acne, cuts and ulcerations[2], wounds, bruising, or strains[3].  The calendula has also been studied to have anti-viral, anti-genotoxic and anti-inflammatory properties in vitro[4,5]. Other uses for calendula are as an anti-spasmodic to relieve muscle spasms[6].

Battle Balm® contains 100% Certified Organic Calendula Officinalis as one of its 20 key ingredients.  It’s just one of the herbs used to treat minor abrasions, bruises, muscle spasms and cramping.  An additional benefit is that the calendula also provides anti-fungal anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties to help you heal faster, naturally.

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References:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendula (Calendula)
  2. http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/herbcentral/marigold.php (Marigold)
  3. http://www.healthy.net/scr/mmedica.aspx?MTId=1&Id=176 (Calendula)
  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendula_officinalis (Calendula officinalis)
  5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16677386 (A new extract of the plant Calendula officinalis produces a dual in vitro effect...)
  6. http://www.herbalpedia.com/calendula.pdf (Calendula)