Calendula oil is extracted and distilled from the flower tops of the calendula plant. The calendula plant (Calendula officinalis), is the same species as the marigold, also known as the pot marigold.1,2
Calendula plants are native to western Europe, the
Calendula oil is also an easy, natural remedy to make at home using dried marigold petals.
Calendula Oil Health Uses and Health Benefits
Calendula oil benefits have been known and applied for centuries. Calendula oil contains many important nutrients for improved health, including vitamin E, fatty acids, and antioxidants like carotenoids and flavonoids.1,2,3
Calendula has traditionally been used to help alleviate PMS cramps and constipation. Today, it’s considered a staple to keep in household or workplace first aid kits because of its versatile uses in treating cuts and burns.
This natural remedy is used for many other reasons thanks to the following calendula oil health benefits:
Calendula oil uses include being a topical treatment for the following conditions:
Calendula Oil Side Effects and Precautions
Calendula side effects can occur in those who suffer allergic reactions to any plants in the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Pregnant women should also avoid taking calendula oil internally or externally.1,2