(CALENDULA) FLOWER POWER!
Calendula Flower Extract: (Calendula Officinalis) Also known as the Marigold Flower, almost every ancient civilization, from the Romans and Greeks, to the Indians and Arabs have traditionally used the entire plant as a medicinal herb, edible food ingredient and colorant (dye)
All parts of the plant; petals, stems, leaves, and pollen are concentrated sources of Triterpenoid Esters (an anti-inflammatory), Antioxidants and Carotenoids, giving this plant a wide variety of uses. in modern times it is utilized widely in Pharmacology, where it is used as an antiseptic, anti-viral, bactericide and anti-inflammatory to treat a a number of skin conditions, with science based studies proving it's efficacy for wound healing, otitis media (inner ear infection), radiation dermatitis and skin inflammation. (Cited by NIH).
Here at the PuraVeda Lab, we use Calendula in the form of an oil-based or steam-distilled (in house) extract; as an anti-inflammatory and skin conditioning agent. It also lends a distinctive fragrance note to many of our products. The saponins and flavonoids in this extract has been clinically proven to not only promote skin repair and healing, but also to significantly calm the skin (reduce inflammation).
Calendula possesses strong what is known as "vulnerary properties", meaning it inhibits the breakdown of skin (tissue degeneration), making it very effective in treating conditions such as Eczema, Psoriasis and Rosacea. The extract has been proven to cure fungal disorders, and because it stimulates the metabolism of glycoproteins, nucleoproteins, and collagen during the healing process, it is a powerful skin regeneration and Anti-Aging ingredient.
Safety Measures/Side Effects: Because Calendula is extremely soothing and gentle, it can be used on even the most sensitive skin types, even newborn babies!
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