Calendula is an incredible choice for wound healing, burns, skin irritations, rashes- the list goes on! Its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties make it a superb herb for the skin and tissues. It is a lymphatic ally suitable for those who have had swollen glands for some time, particularly when there are no signs of active inflammation, but signs of dulled immunity. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is considered useful for blood stagnation. There is an old English tradition of adding calendula to soups or bone broths to stay happy and healthy during the winter and colder months. And no wonder- just looking at this sunny orange flower is enough to brighten the spirit!
*Due to calendula's blood-moving properties, large doses internally may be unsafe for use during pregnancy, especially early pregnancy. This should not be considered a full list of all possible contraindications*
THS recommends that you consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using herbal products, particularly if you take other medications, or if you are nursing, pregnant, or expecting to become pregnant.
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