One of our favourite medicinal plants at Omtoria is Calendula. This flower has incredible powers. Very specifically the variety of Calendula known as Orange Calypso was shown in a European study to have the highest faradiol triterpenoid content among the 10 varieties that were tested. Faradiols are believed to be most responsible for Calendula's anti-inflammatory and skin regenerative activities. Orange Calypso Calendula is used exclusively in our creams and serums.
Calendula has been used throughout history in skin preparations and is beneficial for dry or damaged skin and also promotes the fast healing and regeneration of the skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. According to YourHealth.com, applying calendula topically may help decrease inflammation and promote the healing of wounds, burns, eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Because of calendula's anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, it's often used in preparations for sunburns, rashes, insect bites and other mild skin irritations. Calendula treatments can help soothe contact dermatitis from environmental causes. According to WoundsResearch.com, clinical data supports the properties of calendula in topical applications of 2 to 10 percent. Calendula's effect on inflammation and tissue regeneration makes it an effective natural wound healer.
Calendula oil is often used for dry or damaged skin. It has natural restorative properties that infuse the skin with a youthful glow. Calendula oil is also used to protect the skin from premature aging and thinning of the skin. Calendula is safe enough to be used on the delicate skin under the eyes to help prevent crow's feet. Creams containing calendula are also used to treat diaper rash.