Guarding the muscles, bones and internal organs, skin is the largest organ of the body, and life can take a toll on this outer covering every day—shaving; exposure to sun, wind and cold weather; minor burns; cuts and scrapes; rashes and insect bites, etc. One of the most versatile, frequently needed and economical finds in a natural products store to help relieve these skin irritations is Calendula.
Calendula, plant with exceptional valuees for the skin
Calendula is made from its namesake: the Garden marigold (Calendula officinalis). A native to Southern Europe and cultivated widely throughout North America, it offers more than its good looks. This flower has healing power. With its bright yellow-orange blossoms, the Garden marigold has been applied locally for centuries as a natural healing and soothing substance. Today, it is known that Calendula’s wound-healing properties are due to the presence of essential oils, saponins, flavonoids and alkaloids. These compounds have been shown to promote healing. Homeopathic preparations of the flower have been used for generations to speed the healing process. Calendula, one of the most popular homeopathic products worldwide, should be stocked everywhere, including in first aid kits, travel toiletry bags, the kitchen, the nursery, and cosmetic surgeon offices.
Calendula: active compounds
Calendula is active at different stages of the healing process for wounds and burns:
Speeds up the healing process
stimulates the regeneration of damaged or irritated skin:
- By stimulating the creation of new blood vessels
- By increasing fibroblast activity (speeding up the proliferation and the migration of fibroblasts)--> Speeding up collagen synthesis --> Shortening the phase for the reconstruction of the epithelium.
Boiron Calendula Line:
Boiron offers three different topical forms of Calendula, optimized for different types of skin irritation.
The soothing and moisturizing texture of Calendula Cream works best on sensitive skin and on children.
The cooling effect of non-greasy Calendula Gel is ideal for relieving razor burn on the face or legs.
Ointment adheres to skin longer to promote healing by moisturizing the affected area。
BOIRON Calendula GOOD PRACTICES
Boiron Calendula flower is harvested between July and October with regional partnerships to reduce environmental impact. No pesticides or fertilizers are used on these plants. Then transporttation should be 48 hours maximum in a refrigerated truck from the field to Boiron laboratory. On arrival at the laboratory, the Calendula flowers undergo a rigorous botanical inspection to identify and verify the species. Boiron calendula flowers are handled while still fresh, the mother tincture is prepared by hydro-alcoholic maceration at room temperature to ensure the active compounds are present in the products. Boiron Calendula topicals are paraben-free and dye-free.
Real Moms Talk Calendula Cream See why these “real moms” rely on Boiron’s Calendula Cream to heal and soothe their families’ cuts, scrapes, chafing, minor burns, sunburn and other skin irritations.
Boiron Calendula Cream Uses & Benefits Natural is very important to Lydia and her family. See how Boiron Calendula Cream, made from Garden marigold, has become a staple in the Cohn household to heal skin irritations including cuts, scrapes, chafing, minor burns and sunburn.
Healthcare Professional Testimonials
Shirley Madhère, MD Boiron Calendula skin-soothing medicines are recommended by plastic surgeon Shirley Madhère, MD from New York, NY.
Mark Youssef, MD Boiron’s Calendula line of skin-soothing medicines is recommended by Mark Youssef, MD, board-certified cosmetic surgeon at Younique Cosmetic Surgery and Med Spa in Santa Monica, Calif.