It is unlikely that there is someone who doesn’t know the calendula, the small orange flower. In the summer countless gentle little suns like little heads full up the parks, adorn courtyards and gardens, peek out from pots and boxes. A lovely picture that brings joy to the eyes and to the soul, creates good mood and pleasure.
It has long been known that the sunny flower is very healing too. Its therapeutic qualities are well known from the ancient times, detailed descriptions of these qualities are found in Greek authors’ texts. And in Bulgaria almost every housewife made an ointment from calendula for “emergencies” like burns, insect bites etc. They applied it on injuries, eczemas and skin ulcers.
Contemporary science confirms: the calendula is a plant with tremendous healing potential. The high concentrations of strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents make this herb the best natural disinfectant. The extract of calendula successfully attacks fungal skin infections (especially on the feet), cold sores, dermatitis, psoriasis and all kinds of skin irritations. Provides excellent results in treatment for bedsores (decubitus) and for burns. It affects varicose veins effectively. It protects from scarring after wound healing or after surgical interventions.
Calendula’s healing power is so big and versatile that an ointment with extract of calendula shouldn’t be missing from every first-aid-kit. And we don’t need to prepare it ourselves. The contemporary cosmetic companies use the most modern technological methods for the extraction of the extract which guarantees the full retention of the plant’s healing power. You cannot achieve similar qualities at home.