Calendula supports connective tissue and is good for wounds, burns, bruises, and boils. It is great for skin lesions in slow wound healers such as diabetics. Calendula is an “antiseptic-demulcent”. This is a rare quality as few antiseptics help sooth the skin. A succus of the fresh plant is best for skin. Calendula is also a wound healer and lymph mover. Calendula is drying, so is especially good for “moist” skin conditions. For tea, use 2-3 heaping tablespoons per cup of water. Use flowers prior to opening fully. Do not use internally during pregnancy.
Below is a list of several peer-reviewed references showing the healing power of calendula.
Peer reviewed references, “Calendula officinalis” from NCBI