Calendula (Calendula officinalis), also called marigold, is a flowering plant that has been used for healing purposes since the 12th century. It grows naturally around southeastern Asia, Mediterranean, and western Europe. Its petals are packed with antioxidants that are effective in helping treat diseases, and skin conditions.
Although it can be used as a tea or in salads, calendula is widely used for applying topically. This is also why it is made into natural health products, such as lotions, creams, gels, oils, and more. Plus, the best thing about calendula is that it’s safe enough for babies and older adults.