This month, we explore some of the naturally unique ingredients that make Terranova Bath & Body formulations fabulous! This week, we explore Calendula (Calendula officinalis), also known as pot marigold or garden marigold, which is an annual flower known to Mediterranean countries.1
The Egyptians thought Calendula to have rejuvenating properties and The Hindus have, historically used the flowers to adorn statues of gods and as a colorant in food, fabrics, and cosmetics. Calendula has traditionally been used as a food, adding flavor to cereals, rice, and soups. About 70 years ago, American physicians started using Calendula to treat amenorrhea, conjunctivitis, fevers, cuts, scrapes, bruises, and burns, as well as minor infections of the skin.2
From a beauty and cosmetic standpoint, Calendula is an amazing remedy for dry and damaged skin and promotes the fast healing, regeneration of skin because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It has natural restorative properties that infuse the skin with a youthful glow and can protect the skin from premature aging and thinning.3 According to YourHealth.com, applying Calendula topically may help decrease inflammation and promote the healing of wounds, burns, eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions.
To experience the beauty and benefits of this amazing plant extract, try the following Calendula infused Terranova products:
1″Calendula,” Wikipedia.com, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendula
2 “Calendula Herb Profile” Wellnessmama.com, http://wellnessmama.com/7648/calendula-herb-profile/
3″Can Calendula Benefit Your Skin?” Livestrong.com, http://www.livestrong.com/article/120336-calendula-skin-benefits/