Calendula is an herb also known as Pot Marigold. Calendula contains carotenoids which act as antioxidants that nourish and aid in healing troubled or injured skin.
Valuable as both an all-purpose healing salve for minor wound care or rashes, this balm is ideal for sore breasts and nipples due to breastfeeding. Another salve in the shop is our Healing Balm which contains calendula and comfrey, both great for healing, but I doubt your baby would appreciate the taste of comfrey should some residue remain behind and he/she gets a taste while nursing. A nice way to describe the smell of comfrey oil is very "green" or earthy.
In ancient times, flowers that followed the sun by opening and closing according to the solar progression were called "brides of the sun". A member of the compositae family, Calendula was one of these sacred flowers symbolizing life and deliverance.
Known as a wound herb, Calendula is an anti-inflammatory and helps prevent the formation of scar tissue. It is good for wounds that are healing poorly and soothing the rash of eczema. Stimulating to the body's lymphatic system, Calendula can also be applied to swollen lymph nodes.
Pot marigold is not related to the common garden Marigold.
Calendula is also a wonderful ally in treating your pet for not only wounds but to help clear up problems with eczema and hot spots. The challenge with using any salve on an animal is keeping it there long enough to do its job before being licked clean. This herbal balm contains nothing that would harm your pet if ingested. Though your mommy dog may just lick it off, it is worth a shot in using for nursing dogs as well.
Apply as needed and wipe off excess before nursing. Calendula, olive oil, beeswax and vit. E are safe if some residue gets ingested by baby.
It is always best to check with your physician before using an herbal product.
Calendula Breast Salve comes in a 2 oz. plastic jar
Below is a source of great information regarding lactation and breastfeeding, written by trusted herbalist Susun S. Weed
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