Calentula

The calendula is an annual flower native to the northern Mediterranean countries. Its name refers to its tendency to bloom with the calendar, usually once a month or with every new moon. The term “marigold” refers to the Virgin Mary, and the flowers are used to honor her during Catholic events.. As recently as 70 years ago, American physicians used calendula to treat amenorrhea, conjunctivitis, fevers, cuts, scrapes, bruises, and burns, as well as minor infections of the skin.”However, Calendula is not just known for its beauty:“Calendula creams and washes are still used to disinfect minor wounds and to treat infections of the skin. The antibacterial and immune stimulant properties of the plant make it extremely useful in treating slow-healing cuts and cuts in people who have compromised immune systems. The herb stimulates the production of collagen at wound sites and minimizes scarring. Gargling calendula water may ease sore throat. The herb will not reduce swelling, but it will reduce pain .Calendula is also known for its ability to brighten skin and protect from blemishes.