We love Calendula so much, its one of our favourite herbs here in the dispensary and we are always making something special with it. Calendula extractions for internal use, Calendula balms for soothing skin care and good old calendula tea to sip and relax.
Calendula mouth wash recipe from Dom
Take 50ml of Calendula herbal extraction and mix with 100ml of cold peppermint tea, add 5 drops of calendula essential oil and mix all together. Put in a glass bottle with lid and swill about 30ml through your mouth and gargle each morning after you have brushed your teeth. . Will help keep your oral health optimal with antimicrobial, cleansing and deodorising qualities.
How we use Calendula as naturopaths and herbalists
We use Calendula for its gentle digestive soothing properties which are also antimicrobial and can help rid the digestive tract of any infections. We use it for period pain and some smooth muscle pain in the digestive tract. We also use it for relaxation in stressed people. Added to your herbal blend Calendula helps the other herbs balance out and assists assimilation.
Calendula can be used to help relieve headaches and has anti inflammatory actions. There is also emerging research into Calendula with cancer fighting actions.
Topically we use it for all cases where the skin is broken and there is potential for infection. We use it for sensitive skins, nappy rash, heat rash, burns and skin abrasions. Its the perfect face moisturiser to rid your skin of acne, blemishes and uneven skin tone. Its firming and also great skin food. Its the most common and effective herbal cream for sensitive and damaged skin that we make and use.
So, you can see why we love it. Here is a quote from Culpepper who was a famous herbalist in the 16th century. I just love reading these old world herbal uses for timeless medicines. They always put a smile on my face.
This is what Culpepper had to say about our beloved Calendula.
"it is a:'herb from the Sun, and under Leo. They strengthen the heart exceedingly, and are very expulsive, and a little less effectual in the smallpox and measles than saffron. The juice of Marigold leaves mixed with vinegar, and any hot swelling bathed with it, instantly gives ease, and assuages it. The flowers, either green or dried, are much used in possets, broths, and drink, as a comforter of the heart and spirits, and to expel any malignant or pestilential quality which might annoy them. A plaister made with the dry flowers in powder, hog's-grease, turpentine, and rosin, applied to the breast, strengthens and succours the heart infinitely in fevers, whether pestilential or not.'
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With love and blessings Dominique Livkamal
Dominique is the author of two books The Wellness Zone 2nd ed and The magic of food as medicine.
She is a passionate wellness advocate. In 2012 she was awarded the Australian herbalist of the year and in 2015 made a fellow of the NHAA.
Dom holds a Masters in public health/health promotion, A Bachelor or Health Science/ Complementary medicine. She is a qualified naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist . Dom also has a Diploma in Journalism, is a Kundalini yoga teacher, Zen Thai Shiatsu practitioner and a student of life and wellness advocate.
She is the founder of Medicine Room naturopathic herbal dispensary and organises wellness events. Dom created High vibes on the mountain, she developed herbal first aid services and is a programmer for The Woodford Folk Festival…. always working with love, gratefulness, light and through the divine grace!