You may not be familiar with the term Calendula, but what about pot marigold, or for that matter, Gende Ka Phool? These sound common, right? The calendula flower has bright orangish-yellow leaves and a shiny green head. Being slightly astringent, regular use of calendula helps pacify the vitiated Pitta and Kapha. The flower has both medicinal as well as beautifying qualities. Calendula benefits for the skin help speed up its healing process. It maintains oral health, protects eyesight, improves the skin texture, strengthens immunity, reduces the risk of cancers along with alleviating painful cramps.
More About Calendula…
Also known as Calendula Officinalis, this is a flowering plant which mostly grows in southern Europe, North America as well as Asia. Calendula contains anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-spasmodic properties to cure several ailments.
The calendula flower can be used in various ways. Almost all the parts of the plant can be utilized. However, calendula is mostly tried in the tincture, tea, ointment, oil, dry or infused form.
1. Calendula Flower Prevents Skin Aging.
Calendula benefits for the skin are numerous. Simply mix the leaves of calendula in a cooling oil and store the infusion for a few weeks. Use this as an anti-aging solution. It’ll protect the skin from oxidative stress and harmful bacteria.
2. Calendula Nourishes Your Hair.
Regular calendula use helps strengthen the hair follicles. You just need to rinse your hair with the calendula tea water. It will prevent dandruff, hair fall as well as an itchy scalp.
3. Calendula Relieves Menstrual Cramps.
Women experience pain during their periods. However, calendula tea or ointment overcomes the uneasiness. It prevents cramping and also lowers the pelvic pain by regulating blood circulation in the area.
4. Calendula Benefits The Skin.
Calendula benefits for the skin involve healing the same with it’s antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties. It has hydrating qualities to restore your skin health. Try calendula for breakouts, dry skin, fungal infections, diaper rashes, irritations, insect bites, open pores, scarring, eczema patches, sunburns, stretch marks, ringworms and so much more.
5. Calendula Maintains Oral Health.
For your dental health, calendula flower proves to be anti-inflammatory as well as an antibacterial. It fights off germs in the gums and your teeth for a healthy smile.
6. Calendula Eases Digestion.
Calendula officinalis tastes bitter and pungent. However, it’s light on your digestion. This, in turn, normalizes the gastrointestinal system to keep the stomach, bladder, and intestinal health intact. In fact, the plant also has detoxifying properties.
7. Calendula Fights Fever & Cold.
Since the calendula flower has antibacterial as well as antipyretic properties, it helps treat common cold, fever and a sore throat. Calendula tea is beneficial for the same.
Note: Articles on Ayurvedum are solely for the purpose of sharing the goodness of Ayurveda and bringing awareness on natural and healthy living. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice. Ingredients discussed can interfere with certain medications. So, before using anything to treat yourself, always consult an Ayurveda doctor or practitioner.