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Calendula officianalis (Pot Marigold) is a short-lived, with
yellow flowers growing to 80 cm (31 in) tall, with sparsely
branched lax or erect stems. The leaves are oblong-lanceolate,
5–17 cm (2–7 in) long, hairy on both sides, and with margins
entire or occasionally waved or weakly toothed.
Pot marigold florets are edible. They are often used to add
colour to salads. Flowers were largely used in ancient Greek,
Roman, Middle Eastern and India as a medicinal herb as well
as foods and cosmetics.
Calendula officinalis has been used for centuries to heal wounds
and skin irritations. Calendula has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial,
astringent, antifungal, antiviral properties making it useful for
disinfecting and treating minor wounds, conjunctivitis, cuts, scrapes,
bruises, burns, athlete’s foot, acne, yeast infections, bee stings,
diaper rashes, and other minor irritations and infections of the skin.
Plus, it stimulates the production of collagen at wound sites to help
minimize scarring and assist with stretch marks. 
No wonder why Pot Marigold is used in nearly all Purity Herbs’
skincare products.

With love

Purity Herbs UK

Posted by Purity Herbs UK on 16 May 2016 00:00
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