Calendula, also known as marigold, has been used for centuries for its skin-healing properties. Here’s how you can use calendula to heal cuts and scrapes:
- Calendula Oil or Ointment: Apply calendula oil or ointment directly to the cut or scrape to soothe and protect the skin.
- Calendula Tea: Brew a strong cup of calendula tea and let it cool. Soak a clean cloth in the tea and apply it to the cut or scrape for 10-15 minutes. Repeat several times a day until the cut or scrape has healed.
- Calendula Tincture: Dilute calendula tincture with water and apply it to the cut or scrape using a cotton ball. Repeat several times a day until the cut or scrape has healed.
- Calendula Cream: Apply calendula cream directly to the cut or scrape to soothe and protect the skin.
It’s important to clean cuts and scrapes thoroughly with soap and water before applying calendula. Calendula may cause skin irritation in some people, so it’s best to do a patch test before using it on a large area. If a cut or scrape becomes infected or does not heal, it’s best to see a doctor.