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Abundantly Herbal Calendula Cream, 16oz
Abundantly Herbal Calendula Cream, 16oz
|Brand||Arbordoun's Abundantly Herbal Skin Care Products|
Arbordoun’s Abundantly Herbal Calendula Cream is formulated by hand to soothe, moisturize and rejuvenate skin of all ages. It is created from an emulsion of olive oil and beeswax, with herbal extracts of Calendula, Oregon grape and comfrey; aloe and purified water. These herbs have been used historically to enhance skin vitality, promote healing and cellular renewal, and for their antibacterial properties. They are organically grown on our small Lopez Island farm and blended with the olive oil, aloe, beeswax and lavender oil. The water-based ingredients are readily absorbed by the skin so the cream works deeply.
Our skin is our largest organ; it breathes and absorbs nutrients. The cream is non-toxic and, in fact, all the ingredients in our products are natural and edible (although we do not promote eating it!) We do no animal testing.
Customers say Abundantly Herbal Calendula Cream is their salvation for dry winter skin, as well as for sunburn. Diaper rash has disappeared “after only two applications,” and others have discontinued their use of cortisone thanks to Abundantly Herbal Calendula Cream.
Herbal Ingredients for Calendula Cream and their Medicinal Applications
Calendula, Calendula officinalis
Calendula has a phytochemical, (a chemical found naturally within the plant) which causes granulation of the cell walls, and more.
Calendula was attributed many fantastic virtues by the older herbalists. The salve, preferably cooked in goats lard, was used for burns, bruises and sunburns as it is today (minus the goats).
Calendula is particularly good treatment for cuts, scrapes, bruises, insect bites, and minor wounds. Fresh calendula petals can also be infused in boiling water and used to treat minor infections, conjunctivitis, and mouth sores. The antibacterial and anti-inflamatory properties of calendula make it a good face wash for dry, irritated skin and acne.
Take the sting out of insect bites and rashes by applying the bruised, fresh flowers directly to the irritated skin.
The phytochemicals in calendula make it a particularly good treatment for cuts, scrapes, bruises, and minor wounds. Calendula is also effective for more serious skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, and lends itself well to long term use.
Aloe, Aloe vera
Dominique Larrey, chief surgeon of Napoleon’s army, was initiated by a marabout, who he had seen miraculously cure the worst wounds inflicted upon his mamelouks. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamluk] He then learned how to treat the soldiers of Napoleon’s “Grand Armée” with the pulp of Aloe Vera leaves opened with the cut of a saber.
Oregon Grape root, Mahonia aquifolium
Due to its numerous skin-related medicinal applications, as a holistic allopathic remedy, the root of the Oregon grape treats psoriasis, blepharitis, eczema, acne and other skin conditions. Berberis aquifolium , one of its primary constituents, contains berbamine, a substance that kills bacteria on contact and improves immune conditions.
Comfrey, Symphytum officinale
Comfrey leaves are of much value as an external remedy, both in the form of fomentations, for sprains, swellings and bruises, and as a poultice, to severe cuts, to promote suppuration of boils and abscesses, and gangrenous and ill-conditioned ulcers . The whole plant, beaten to a cataplasm and applied hot as a poultice, has always been deemed excellent for soothing pain in any tender, inflamed or suppurating part. It was formerly applied to raw, indolent ulcers as a glutinous astringent. It is useful in any kind of inflammatory swelling. Allantoin in aqueous solution in strengths of 0.3 per cent has a powerful action in strengthening epithelial formations.
Calendula officinalis, Aloe vera, Oregon Grape root (Mahonia aquifolium), Comfrey (Symphytum officinale), emulsion of olive oil and beeswax, purified water