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Benefits of Calendula And Its Side Effects

The flower calendula has many health benefits. It is mostly used for its healing properties and can be used on cuts, bruises, burns, scrapes, and insect bites. It is extremely good for oral health due to its antibacterial properties. It is extremely good for your skin and keeps it looking young and healthy. It can improve your vision and helps fight against macular disease and cataract. Calendula is known to lower inflammation in the body and can be used to relieve the pain of gout and arthritis. It also helps reduce cramps in the body and increase your energy levels as well. Moreover, it can also reduce the risk of certain types of cancer as it as antitumor properties which are very important while fighting against cancer. Due to its vast list of health benefits, calendula is an extremely popular item in herbal medicine. It has been used for years in Ayurvedic medicine.

Benefits of Calendula And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Calendula
Nutritional Value of Calendula
Health Benefits of Calendula
It has healing properties
It is good for oral health
It is great for your skin
It helps with your vision
It can reduce inflammation
It prevents cancer
It reduces cramping
Increases energy
It improves your heart health
Boosts your digestive system
Uses of Calendula
Side-Effects & Allergies of Calendula
Cultivation of Calendula

Calendula

Not many people have heard of calendula. However, you can always see a spark of recognition when you mention marigolds. Calendula belongs to a family of plants that are broadly classified as marigolds. It is the most common species in this genus and has so many nutrients and benefits that it is a vital part of herbal health. In some variants, the petals of calendula are also edible and used in soups across various cuisines. They have a mild yet tasty flavor that adds a lot to your dish or a drink. Calendula is widely used in Ayurvedic and herbal medicine.

Nutritional Value of Calendula

The nutrients of calendula have not been specifically measured and assessed. However, it is known that this plant is filled with various compounds. Calendula is extremely rich in antioxidants, which are found in it in the form of carotenoids and flavonoids. The leaves of this plant are rich in lutein and beta-carotene. These are basically vitamin A based carotenoids that are also rich in antioxidant properties. Moreover, your body can also convert beta-carotene into proper vitamin A in case your vision needs correction or you need healthy skin.

Health Benefits of Calendula

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Calendula
Health Benefits of Calendula

It has healing properties

Calendula is widely used due to its strong healing qualities. By using calendula flower on various cuts, bruises, burns, scrapes, and insect bites, you can help your body speed up its natural healing process. The oil has anti-inflammatory properties in it and is also rich in antioxidants, which is why it is so good at healing. It can be used to prevent infections from occurring on wounds that have not healed completely.

It is good for oral health

Calendula has a ton of antibacterial properties, making it a hot favorite as an ingredient in a ton of herbal items such as toothpastes, mouth wash, shampoos, and soaps. It can keep your oral cavity free from bacteria and prevent bad breath and cavities from forming. It can even help you find against gingivitis.

It is great for your skin

Apart from just healing your skin, calendula boosts the overall appearance of your skin as well. Since it is rich in anti-oxidants, it can significant reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, scars, and other signs of ageing. It can give you extremely smooth and even looking skin that’s just glowing with vitality and health. You can use herbal products that have this ingredient in them or just add calendula to your tea and consume it like that.

It helps with your vision

Studies have shown that including calendula in your diet can significantly impact your vision. This is because calendula is rich is beta-carotene which is extremely good for your eyes. It can bring back poor vision. It can also prevent macular disease from occurring and also fight against cataracts, keeping your vision safe and healthy as a result.

It can reduce inflammation

Calendula can help you fight against all the different types of inflammation that can affect your body. You can regularly drink calendula tea to help fight against coughs, colds, or even congestion in your throat and chest. Calendula oil is also a great remedy for pain. It can be applied topically to your joints or limbs to relieve the pain from arthritis or gout. It provides instant relief. Furthermore, calendula can also be used to treat an upset stomach. It reduces any inflammation in your gastrointestinal tract, ensuring that your stomach settles down and quickly goes back to normal.

It prevents cancer

Cancer is one of the scariest diseases out there. Its unpredictability and sometimes rapid growth has made it a disease to fear and most people would do anything to prevent it from happening to them. Calendula can help prevent cancer. This is because calendula has anti-tumor properties that can help shrink the size of any tumor.

It reduces cramping

Calendula is also known for its antispasmodic properties, making it a great substance to have in order to deal with cramping and pain. It can help with disorders related to the nervous system by calming down your body and prevent cramps. It is also a great remedy for menstrual cramps and is used by many women all over the world. It can help with any kind of spasmodic condition, greatly improving the quality of your life.

Increases energy

As calendula has so many vital nutrients, it boosts almost all the systems present in your body. With greater body function, you have more energy at your disposal and are less susceptible to problems like weakness, fatigue, and even sometimes, anxiety. By adding calendula to your tea, you can ensure that your body is naturally healthy and strong.

It improves your heart health

Calendula is beneficial for your cardiovascular health. It gets rid of deposited cholestrol, which results in healthier vessels and heart. It also helps in preventing heart attacks.

Boosts your digestive system

Consuming calendula tea regularly keeps your digestive sytem healthy. It helps in preventing metabolic ailments, while also treating ulcers, bladder infections and general upset stomach.

Uses of Calendula

Calendula is mainly used in herbal medicine for its health benefits Calendula oil can be used in aromatherapy. It can also be used in massages and can be applied topically to the body to destress muscles and relieve any pain. Calendula is a popular flower and is also used for decorations in many homes.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Calendula

Calendula oil can be a mild allergen and people who are prone to allergies have been known to have allergic reactions to using this oil. You can always perform a patch test in order to determine whether or not it is safe for you to use it. Always consult with your doctor or herbalist before adding anything new to your diet or lifestyle.

Cultivation of Calendula

The calendula flower is native to many parts of the world. It is found in Southern Asian countries, Mediterranean regions, and even in some parts of Europe.

Popular Questions & Answers

Dear Mam I have removed blackheads from my nose which resulted in big holes in my nose and I looks bad, what to do. My age is 17 years.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi Mukesh... Do regular massage and moisturizer... Also take Multivitamin tablet... Apply Homoeopathic medicine calendula Q locally...
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What should I apply on my face in night before I go to sleep? I want to get rid of old scars from my face. I tried using betnovate for some time but did not see any results. Please suggest something with no side effects. Thank you!

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi Pranav... Do you know what is betnovet? It has steroids... And you may read what steroids can do to your body... My suggestion is not to use such harmful treatment... Better read my article for skin care... You will have good idea... For scar you may apply homoeopathic medicine calendula Q.

I am suffering from itching on my thigh. I tried clop-Gm ointment but could not get relieve. Please help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Pune
Hi ,it can b fungal infection caused by moist of tat part ADV- dry to hav hyginic n DRY as far as possible use CALENDULA POWDER for dusting on affected part at least 4/5 times aday.

Popular Health Tips

How Homeopathy Helps Treat Infections?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi
How Homeopathy Helps Treat Infections?

Infection is generally understood as the invasion into the body tissues of an organism by certain foreign bodies such as bacteria, parasite, and virus. They are transmissible diseases and can be transmitted from one person to the other via sneezing, coughing or physical contact. They can be mild, moderate or severe.

  • They can be acute, that is, can last for a short time, or chronic that lasts for a long time, or a latent infection that may not cause any symptoms at first but reactivates and resurfaces over a period of time.
  • Although each infection has its own distinct symptom. Generally, these symptoms include fever, swelling, redness, inflammation, burning, cough, diarrhea, fatigue, muscular pain, nausea, vomiting, rapid pulse or rapid breathing.
  • If the patient has a severe headache, difficulty in breathing, painful swelling and unexplained prolonged fever or cough, he or she should immediately consult a doctor.

Conventional drugs that are given to treat infections like antibiotics, antiviral, antihistamines and steroids have many side effects on the human body. They on one hand hamper the digestive power of the system and on the other hand lower the immunity power of the body. In the long run, these medicines can have adverse effects on the body. Though conventional drugs suppress the disease for some time, the disease tends to resurface in the future.

However, Homeopathy has been found to be of great success in treating both acute and chronic infections. The best part is that, there is no side effect. Homeopathy also boosts our immune system so that the body naturally develops the strength to fight against infections in future, when foreign bodies invade. Homeopathic medicines have also proved to be effective as preventive measures against infections.

Some of the Homeopathic medicines for the treatment of most common infections are discussed below:

  1. Throat infections: Belladonna, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Phytolacca, and Mercurius are most commonly administered to cure throat infections.
  2. Skin infection: Common homeopathic remedies are Sulphur, Calendula, Hypericum, Silica, and Hepar sulfuris.
  3. Bladder infection: Berberis, Chimaphila, Hydrastis, Apis, Cantharis, and sarsaparilla are commonly prescribed.
  4. Stomach infection: Arsenic album, Nux vomica, Carbo veg, Lycopodium, and Pulsatilla are commonly recommended.
  5. Sinus infection: Kali bichromicum, Pulsatilla, Mercurius, Natrum muriaticum, and Allium cepa work well in cases of sinus infections.

Most of the Homeopathy medicines are prescribed on the basis of symptoms observed. So, Homeopathic medicines are prescribed, even before the definitive diagnosis is made. Thus, the time saved prevents the infection from spreading, and the patient is automatically cured rapidly. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.

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Cellulitis - How Homeopathy Can Help Treat It?

CCH, BHMS, DMLT
Homeopath, Jhansi
Cellulitis - How Homeopathy Can Help Treat It?

Cellulitis is an intense and chronic aggravation of the connective tissue of the skin, brought on by infection with a kind of bacteria (staphylococcus, streptococcus or other microbes). Cellulitis often occurs on uncovered areas of the body, for example, the arms, legs, and the face. It is basically characterised by excessive redness, swelling, warmth and pain or pain at even the most delicate touch.

Homeopathic medications are extremely productive in treating cellulitis, although these will have to be prescribed by a doctor only. The medicines work very efficiently by increasing the immunity of the patient along with a decrease in the swelling, pain and burning in cellulitis. Indeed, even in instances of cellulitis with blister formation, homeopathic medications are very effective and are usually administered in small doses of natural elements. Following are some of the homeopathic medications so as to cure cellulitis:

  1. Belladonna for redness of skin during cellulitis: The Homeopathic cure Belladonna is a normal medicine for cellulitis where the skin is extremely red and swollen giving it a sparkling appearance. Patients that feel excruciating pain even at the slightest touch will also require Belladonna.
  2. Apis Mellifica for cellulitis during swelling: Apis mellifica is suited for those instances of cellulitis where there is much swelling of the affected zone along with a burning and stinging pain. Apis mellifica helps those cases of cellulitis in which the smouldering pain is relieved by applying something cool over the skin and the pain that quickly spreads over various parts of the body.
  3. Ledum Palsture for cellulitis due to insect bites: The Homeopathic solution Ledum palustre holds a very effective reputation in treating those instances of cellulitis that occur because of bug bites. This common homeopathic solution is used as a part of cellulitis when there is a cold sensation in the affected area with tearing pain.
  4. Pyrogenium for septicaemia in cellulitis: Pyrogenium is a well-known solution for treating this condition. It is used for a number of symptoms. This could include a fever with the body temperature being 103 to 106 degrees. It rises rapidly with an unusually fast heartbeat and restlessness.
  5. Calendula Officinalis in Post-surgical cellulitis: Without a doubt, the best homeopathic solution for cellulitis that has come after surgical cuts is Calendula officinalis. This prescription acts productively as a corrective as well as a preventive measure for pus formation on the skin after the surgery.
  6. Silicea for treating cellulitis when blisters show up on the skin: The homeopathic cure Silicea gives great results when blisters or sores are shaped on the skin in extreme cellulitis cases. These blisters are usually filled with pus, which is quite harmful if the blister bursts. Silicea is also used when there is fever with chills and perspiration. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.
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Infections - Homeopathic Treatment For It!

BHMS, DI Hom (London)
Homeopath, Varanasi
Infections - Homeopathic Treatment For It!

Infection is generally understood as the invasion into the body tissues of an organism by certain foreign bodies such as bacteria, parasite, and virus. They are transmissible diseases and can be transmitted from one person to the other via sneezing, coughing or physical contact. They can be mild, moderate or severe.

  • They can be acute, that is, can last for a short time, or chronic that lasts for a long time, or a latent infection that may not cause any symptoms at first but reactivates and resurfaces over a period of time.
  • Although each infection has its own distinct symptom. Generally, these symptoms include fever, swelling, redness, inflammation, burning, cough, diarrhea, fatigue, muscular pain, nausea, vomiting, rapid pulse or rapid breathing.
  • If the patient has a severe headache, difficulty in breathing, painful swelling and unexplained prolonged fever or cough, he or she should immediately consult a doctor.

Conventional drugs that are given to treat infections like antibiotics, antiviral, antihistamines and steroids have many side effects on the human body. They on one hand hamper the digestive power of the system and on the other hand lower the immunity power of the body. In the long run, these medicines can have adverse effects on the body. Though conventional drugs suppress the disease for some time, the disease tends to resurface in the future.

However, Homeopathy has been found to be of great success in treating both acute and chronic infections. The best part is that, there is no side effect. Homeopathy also boosts our immune system so that the body naturally develops the strength to fight against infections in future, when foreign bodies invade. Homeopathic medicines have also proved to be effective as preventive measures against infections.

Some of the Homeopathic medicines for the treatment of most common infections are discussed below:

  1. Throat infections: Belladonna, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Phytolacca, and Mercurius are most commonly administered to cure throat infections.
  2. Skin infection: Common homeopathic remedies are Sulphur, Calendula, Hypericum, Silica, and Hepar sulfuris.
  3. Bladder infection: Berberis, Chimaphila, Hydrastis, Apis, Cantharis, and sarsaparilla are commonly prescribed.
  4. Stomach infection: Arsenic album, Nux vomica, Carbo veg, Lycopodium, and Pulsatilla are commonly recommended.
  5. Sinus infection: Kali bichromicum, Pulsatilla, Mercurius, Natrum muriaticum, and Allium cepa work well in cases of sinus infections.

Most of the Homeopathy medicines are prescribed on the basis of symptoms observed. So, Homeopathic medicines are prescribed, even before the definitive diagnosis is made. Thus, the time saved prevents the infection from spreading, and the patient is automatically cured rapidly. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.

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Homeopathic Remedies For Cuts And Bruises!

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Homeopathic Remedies For Cuts And Bruises!

Cuts and bruises, which you may get from a wide variety of sources, is one of the most commonly overlooked issues that many of you face on a regular basis. Cuts and grazes can be treated easily with homeopathy.

There are many great homeopathic remedies, which deal with pain, inflammation and the general healing process. Here they are.

  1. Arnica: Arnica is an excellent remedy when you have a bruise on your body. It helps reduce the swelling as well as the pain, in whichever part of the body you have swelling on. However, it is worth noting that Arnica does not help much with muscle pain. 
  2. Hypericum: It is worth note that arnica works best on parts of the body which do not have as many nerve endings. For example, the legs and arms are excellent places to administer arnica and it works very well there. However, it is worth note that arnica is not as good with parts of the body which have many nerve endings. This is where Hypericum comes in. Bruises to the fingers, toes and spinal cord heal better with Hypericum than they do with arnica.
  3. Calendula: Calendula is a medicine,  which can be applied as a tincture. A tincture is when a medicine is dissolved in alcohol. Apart from a tincture, Calendula can also be used as a cream, spray or gel. It can heal shallow cuts very rapidly in all of these forms.
  4. Millefolium: Millefolium is the best homeopathic remedy when there is excessive bleeding and the wound is not clotting properly. 
  5. Staphisagria: This is another medicine used for cuts. However, it is worth noting that Staphisagria is a very good medicine when it comes to treating cuts which are deep or have a stinging sensation. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.
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Suffering From Psoriasis - Homeopathy Has The Solution!

BHMS, MHM (NIMS), MD - Homeopathy, PGDCCR(NIMS), Msc psychology
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Suffering From Psoriasis - Homeopathy Has The Solution!

Psoriasis is a condition in which rapidly multiplying skin cells cause the affected area to become rough, scaly and itchy. The affected area becomes red and sometimes painful and while the disease can’t be cured, it can be managed by limiting the rapidly multiplying cells. The immune system is thought to be compromised in psoriasis which leads to infection by opportunistic bacteria such as streptococcus. Untill, recently, psoriasis was thought to be idiopathic, but studies show emotional imbalance or triggers such as cold and infections might lead to activating an inherently present gene. Even though it is usually limited to the skin, it can affect the joints and nails too. This autoimmune disorder occurs in patches wherein the scaly formation might become irksome, especially if it is in uncommon areas such as the mouth and the genitalia. Psoriasis is also thought to be a result of alcoholism or medication such as lithium which is used to treat epilepsy or bipolar.

Common homeopathic remedies
When treating psoriasis, homeopathy is a trove of invaluable resources and treatment options. Medication is customised to the patient after taking into account their personal medical history.
Homeopathy acts by trying to manage the root cause of psoriasis which is an immunocompromised state of being. The added advantage of homeopathy in treatment is the lack of side effects.

Here are some of the most feasible treatments for treating psoriasis with homeopathy.
1. Kalium Bromatum (Kali Brom): It is the first line of treatment in a lot of cases of psoriasis especially when the red patches are covered with silver scales. It is also used in case of syphilitic psoriasis.
2. Kalium Arsenicosum (Kali Ars): It is an effective treatment for psoriasis on the back and the arms.
4. Sulphur: It is best suited for skinny people or those who are forgetful.
5. Calendula: It helps soothe and provide temporary pain relief for affected areas especially if it is inflamed, but it doesn’t address the underlying cause of the disease and hence doesn’t treat it.
6. Kalium Sulphuricum (Kali Sulph): It is best used in Guttate psoriasis (Psoriasis exhibiting papules or solid growths on the skin), especially when sebaceous secretions are also involved.
7. Arsenic album: It is used in case of psoriasis that improves by applying warmth. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.

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Table of Content

Calendula
Nutritional Value of Calendula
Health Benefits of Calendula
It has healing properties
It is good for oral health
It is great for your skin
It helps with your vision
It can reduce inflammation
It prevents cancer
It reduces cramping
Increases energy
It improves your heart health
Boosts your digestive system
Uses of Calendula
Side-Effects & Allergies of Calendula
Cultivation of Calendula