Cultivated by Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Greeks, Calendula was used medicinally in the 12th century. The flowers were fabricated into extracts, tinctures, and salves which were used to heal wounds and soothe damaged and inflamed skin. Calendula is honored for its bactericide, antiseptic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory qualities. The gentle, nourishing Calendula plant is packed with carotenoids, flavonoids, saponins, triterpenoid esters, and antioxidants, which encourage healing making it an excellent treatment for bruises, sore, ulcers, wounds, rashes and eczema. This flower stimulates the metabolism of glycoproteins, nucleoproteins and collagen during the skin's healing process and helps reduce the visible signs of aging. We are excited to include this ingredient in many of our natural formulations! Enjoy the benefits of organic Calendula. Your skin will thank you!