According to an old homeopathic text, calendula (calendula officinalis -- Garden Marigold) is the “greatest healing agent”* and I’d have to say I agree.
I have been hearing about Calendula for years from my chiropractor, Dr. Nicholas E. Wisniewski (AllisonPark.meta-ehealth.com), as a local treatment for small wounds, cuts, sunburns, chafing, rashes or irritation. Well, we’ve had our share of those things in the past and have always found Calendula to be the best treatment.
Calendula is a plant native to Southern Europe and widely cultivated in North America. The flowers contain triterpene saponins, trierpene alcohol, flavonoids, carotenoid and more.
With summer coming, learn more about this topical ointment, gel or lotion from your local pharmacist or other medical professional.
* This quote is taken from Materia Medica: A Homeopathic Repertory, 9th edition, copyright 1927.
By Teresa K. Flatley