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Feb 04

Calendula Officinalis Homeopathic First Aid Remedy

 

To buy Calendula Officinalis Cream, from the First Aid Creams Company, please click here.

To watch a slide show about Calendula Officinalis, please click here.

 

Calendula Officinalis Homeopathic First Aid Remedy

 

Calendula, the yellow marigold, is another member of the Compositae family, like our friends Arnica montana and Bellis perennis, and is a remedy that has as many wonderful uses. I would make sure that all mothers and fathers were familiar with this remedy, if I could. This remedy is truly a friend to children, and everyone else.  Here is a list of some of its uses:

1)            For falls, lacerated wounds, and septic wounds. Calendula Officinalis  is the great homeopathic antiseptic. Germs cannot thrive in the presence of Calendula. Calendula will draw out dirt that is embedded deep in the wound. Apply Calendula topically to all wounds where the skin is broken. If even with the application of Calendula topically, the wound begins to look infected, take Calendula 30C internally, and it will heal that wound up promptly, as I have witnessed with my eldest son and his falls. Just recently my husband was knocked off his bicycle by our dog, Sarah, and got a pretty bad cut on his lower leg. We applied Calendula topically to the wound, but even so after two days there was a bright red area around the sight of the injury, so I gave him a dose of Calendula 30C internally and the wound healed beautifully within a day or two.

Calendula is listed in my repertory for painful wounds, wounds that do not heal, chronic effects from wounds, wounds that tend to break open and heal again, dissecting wounds, festering wounds, gangrenous wounds, gaping wounds, inflammation of wounds, neglected wounds, suppurating wounds, and lacerated, torn or ragged wounds. As you can see Calendula and wounds are best buddies.

Calendula prevents too early scab formation at the wound site, and stimulates the growth of epithelial cells. It keeps the healing agents actively working on the site until the wound is healed. This helps to inhibit scars and infections. Avoid frequent changing of the bandage, because this interferes with the healing process, and causes too early scab formation, which can result in scarring.  Remember when cleaning a wound always clean outwardly away from the wound.

2)         Gunshot wounds. Calendula prevents suppuration and infection of gunshot wounds. I would hope that the hospital staff would give you an internal dose of Calendula for this, as well as apply it topically to the wound.

3)         Diaper rashes. Calendula is very helpful to heal up the diaper rashes of babies. If the rashes are severe, please see a professional homeopath, as the child may need a constitutional remedy.

4)          Promotes healthy granulation of the tissues and prevents peritonitis after surgery. I always recommend my clients who are going through surgery to take Calendula 30C or 200C after they have taken their Arnica, Staphysagria, Hypericum and other pain medications and healing agents to help complete the healing of the wound and prevent infection. Calendula helps prevent keloid formation. I cannot imagine going through a surgery without having this remedy as insurance.

5)         Promotes healing after dental work. I always recommend my clients to apply a compress of a few drops of Calendula tincture dissolved in warm water to the socket of the tooth that has been removed in dental extractions, or to the sight where dental work has been done to promote healing, prevent infection, and bring soothing relief. It also helps to stop bleeding.

6)         Soothing relief during and after delivery. A compress of Calendula tincture dissolved in warm water and applied to the perineum during and after labor can be very soothing and healing to the laboring mother.

7)         Calendula helps with the maturation and healing of abscesses.

8)         Calendula helps to relieve the pain and fever of carbuncles.

9)          In Clarke’s dictionary, I read that Calendula tincture applied on a hot compress, can help in pneumonia and other internal inflammations.  

In summary, Calendula is wonderful to have around the house in many forms, as a cream, in tincture form and as an internal homeopathic remedy. Please remember Calendula as the favored topical application of homeopaths for wound dressing.

 

To buy Calendula Officinalis Cream, from the First Aid Creams Company, please click here.

To watch a slide show about Calendula Officinalis, please click here.

 

 

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  1. Deborah Olenev

    Dear Abishek,
    Thank you for your comment. Caledula officinalis is a great remedy and cream for healing wound, and can soothe skin conditions, but it is unlikely to cure the symptoms that you are mentioning. It is more likely that you could benefit from homeopathic constitutional treatment. The homeopath you work with would take your complete case, looking at all aspects of you, including mental, emotional and physical symptoms in order to make a prescription for your skin condition.

    If you are interested in working with me, please complete the questionnaire on the website and e-mail it to Olenev@att.net, so that I know you are ready to begin treatment. I wish you all the best.

    In love and service,

    Deborah

  2. Abhishek

    Hey doc,
    I am suffering from itching on my entire body. And I have pimples coming out of my body due to this. I have lumps like things they are different from pimples on my penis and scotrum skin. So can you please tell me applying CALENDULA OFFICINALIS homeopathic will help me in resolving my both problems.
    Thank you

  3. Deborah Olenev

    Dear Shashank,
    I am sorry for my delay in answering your question. you, you can give your father Calendula 30C, if he is not under homeopathic constitutional treatment with another homeopath. Your father may also benefit from consulting with a homeopath, as remedies such as Arsenicum album, Lachesis muta, Secale cornutum and others can be helpful for the gangrenous toe.Here are the directions for giving your father the dose of the Calendula 30C:

    Instructions for Taking the First Dose of a New Remedy

    1) Please dissolve 3 pellets of Calendula 30C in 4 oz. of water in a small cup. You can use a disposable cup if you wish.
    2) Once the remedy has thoroughly dissolved in the water, please stir it well.
    3) Please drink 4 tablespoons of the liquid. You should hold the liquid in your mouth for 15 or 20 seconds before swallowing each sip. You may drink regular water after that if you would like. Please do not eat an hour before or after taking the remedy.
    4) You can also take the dose by olfaction, which would be to breathe over the cup for one minute.
    5) Discard the remainder of the liquid on the ground outside, and clean or dispose of the cup carefully, so as not to expose anyone else in the household to the medicine.

    The remedy will begin to cycle through your repertoire of symptoms while it looks for what it needs to work on. When it does so the symptoms may intensify for awhile before they get better. That intensification is a good thing, as it shows you that the remedy has located what it needs to work on and is addressing the symptoms. The cycling process can take weeks or months depending upon how deep rooted the symptoms are. It is normal for symptoms from the past to show up during the cycling process, but they should resolve on their own in a short time. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the initial reaction period.

    In love and service,

    Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)

  4. Shashank

    My father had a gangrenous diabetic toe which was amputated now I have to do regular dressing of wound with betadine one of my homeopaths friend has prescribed calanduela for topical dressing my question is that can I take calendula 30c orally if yes than how ?

  5. Deborah Olenev

    Dear Nivi,
    Thank you for your question. Yes, you can use Calendula 30C internally. I recommend a one time dose that you do not repeat, unless the remedy has helped and you see a return of symptoms. Here are the remedy directions:

    Instructions for Taking the First Dose of a New Remedy

    1) Please dissolve 3 pellets of Calendula 30C in 4 oz. of water in a small cup. You can use a disposable cup if you wish.
    2) Once the remedy has thoroughly dissolved in the water, please stir it well.
    3) Drink 4 tablespoons of the liquid. Hold the liquid in your mouth for 15 or 20 seconds before swallowing each sip. You may drink regular water after that if you would like. Please do not eat an hour before or after taking the remedy.
    4) You can also take the dose by olfaction, which would be to breathe over the cup for one minute.
    5) Discard the remainder of the liquid on the ground outside, and clean or dispose of the cup carefully, so as not to expose anyone else in the household to the medicine.

    You may experience a time in the first three weeks after taking the remedy when your symptoms might be up and down. This is the remedy cycling through your repertoire of symptoms and looking for what it needs to work on. With homeopathy symptoms often intensify before they get better. That intensification is a good thing, as it shows you that the remedy has located what it needs to work on and is addressing the symptoms.

    Another remedy that may be helpful is Bellis perennis 30C. This is good for injuries or surgery to soft tissue, like the abdomen.

    I wish you a speedy recovery.

    In love and service,

    Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)

  6. Nivi

    Hi, I had a csection 3 weeks go.Can I use calendula 30 internally? How to use?

  7. Deborah Olenev

    Dear Pankaj,
    Yes, you can take Calendula 30C orally. These are the instructions I would use. Please take the remedy only once and do not repeat, unless at least a month has passed, and you are seeing the return of symptoms that had been better:

    Instructions for Taking the First Dose of a New Remedy

    1) Dissolve 2 pellets of Calendula officinalis 30C in 4 oz. of water in a small cup. You can use a disposable cup if you wish.
    2) Once the remedy has thoroughly dissolved in the water, please stir it well.
    3) Drink 3 tablespoons of the liquid. Hold the liquid in your mouth for 15 or 20 seconds before swallowing each sip. You may drink regular water after that if you would like. Please do not eat an hour before or after taking the remedy.
    4) You can also take the dose by olfaction, which would be to breathe over the cup for one minute.
    5) Discard the remainder of the liquid on the ground outside, and clean or dispose of the cup carefully, so as not to expose anyone else in the household to the medicine.

    You may experience a time in the first three weeks after taking the remedy when your symptoms might be up and down. This is the remedy cycling through your repertoire of symptoms and looking for what it needs to work on. With homeopathy symptoms often intensify before they get better. That intensification is a good thing, as it shows you that the remedy has located what it needs to work on and is addressing the symptoms. Once that intensification passes, the symptoms should get better soon. Each time you take a remedy the cycling process gets easier, but I wanted to make you aware that this is a normal process after taking a remedy. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the initial reaction period.

    I hope you have a good response to the Calendula.

    In love and service,
    Deborah Olenev CCH RSHom (NA)

  8. Pankaj Kumar

    Can I take Calendula 30C orally in case of wound? I am going to purchase Calendula 30C from http://www.rxhomeo.com/pharmacy/homeopathic.php?act=viewProd&productId=132&pName=Calendula. On this page it is written that Calendula 30C is a healing antiseptic. So please clarify how can we take antiseptic orally?

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