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Calendula: Cuts and Scrapes Are No Match

Calendula: Cuts and Scrapes Are No Match

Posted by Dr. Lisa Samet N.D. on Apr 24th 2015

Every member of every family suffers with an occasional cut or scrape. You can’t be alive and not have them from time-to-time.

Next time you get such an injury, reach for the homeopathic alternative. Did you know that a remedy made from the flowers of the garden marigold is remarkably effective for treating wounds?

Calendula officinalis, (also known as pot marigold or garden marigold), has been used for centuries to heal wounds and skin irritations. Calendula has certain properties that make it useful for treating minor wounds, cuts, scrapes, chapped or chafed skin, diaper rashes, and other minor irritations of the skin.

Preparations of Calendula are readily available in many forms. Topical forms include ointment (such as WHP’s BeGone Cuts and ScrapesLil’ Cuts & ScrapesBe gone Diaper Rash) and tincture. If you’re injured, first gently rinse the area of the wound with water. Then apply Calendula (when using tincture, because of alcohol content, dilute with water first). Most formulations are completely pain free and safe for the very, very young as well as the old. We love it in my family!

As with any medical condition, consult with your physician if you have any concerns about the severity of an injury as it may first require medical diagnosis and/or intervention and monitoring.

About Dr. Samet:

Dr. Lisa Samet N.D. provides Washington Homeopathic Products with a regular column on using homeopathy for the family. She's a naturopathic physician who specializes in homeopathic medicine and she's a partner with Dr. Andre Saine N.D. She is perhaps best known as a guest expert on homeopathy used by Dr. Mehmet Oz M.D. on the popular TV program, the Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Samet graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998 and has been practicing in Montreal since then. She was born and raised in New York.

Dr. Samet has chosen to focus on homeopathy because in her experience it is the deepest healing modality available in that it does not just soothe or palliate symptoms but can actually stimulate the body to start to heal itself. Dr. Samet sees patients in her Montreal office as well as remotely using Skype. Learn more here: Dr. Lisa Samet