Calendula is one of my favorite healing remedies, and it is also pretty to grow in your garden. Calendula is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and has antioxidant properties.
This plant can calm redness and irritation in the skin and helps with insect bites. It can provide soothing relief for eczema. It also acts as an excellent moisturizer. If you live in a very dry climate, as I do, it helps moisturize and hydrate your skin.
Calendula extract can help prevent early aging by hydrating the skin and inducing skin tightness. It also helps in wound healing due to its antioxidants and antimicrobial effects.
Calendula is also extremely gentle and can be used on babies and people with sensitive skin. You can incorporate it into lotions, oils, teas, and a garnish.
I recommend growing calendula in your garden, drying the flowers, and making a potion that can help you and your skin. You will also find that the flowers attract butterflies which are not only beautiful but they are also fantastic pollinators