Calendula is an annual herbaceous plant, also known as the marigold.
The stems of the calendula can reach a height of about 70 cm with various branching smaller stems, at the end of which develop yellow-orange flowers collected in flower heads; it is precisely the latter that include the drug of cosmetic and phytotherapeutic interest obtained from the plant.
Excellent for: skin care and cleansing, speeding wound healing, beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, antiulcer properties
Its wound healing properties are instead exerted by calendula extract, through a mechanism of action that promotes the formation of granulation tissue and promotes the increase of collagen and fibrin production.
Calendula is used in traditional medicine for the treatment of ulcers, constipation and dysmenorrhea.
In addition, the plant is also used internally as a diuretic remedy