Calendula is an annual plant typically found in Europe, North America and Western Asia. Its bloom period ranges from early spring until the first snowfall.
The part of this plant that is used for both traditional and modern medicine is the flower. Dried flower petals are used as a main ingredient in creams, balms, teas, oils, capsules and more. Products derived from this plant are applied topically, to the skin. But extract or teas can be taken orally as well.
Calendula is used to help with skin hydration, quicken wound healing, treating minor burns and cuts and helping with the prevention of dermatitis. It displays excellent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and is regarded as a natural, non-toxic and risk free treatment.