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Calendula

Calendula is a flowering plant that has been used throughout history in topical preparations. Calendula is beneficial for dry or damaged skin and also promotes the fast healing and regeneration of the skin because of its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. According to various surces, applying calendula topically is effective for decreasing inflammation and promoting the healing of wounds, burns, eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions.

Because of calendula’s anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, it is often used in preparations for sunburns, rashes, insect bites and other mild skin irritations. Calendula treatments can help soothe contact dermatitis from environmental causes. According to WoundsResearch.com, clinical data supports the properties of calendula in topical applications of 2 to 10 percent. Calendula’s effect on inflammation and tissue regeneration makes it an effective natural wound healer.

 

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