Calendula, or marigold, has been used in India since ancient times. According to Ayurvedic healing principles, it is energetically cooling and is useful in the treatment of minor wounds, as an eyewash, to soothe bee stings, and to ease digestive disturbances. In traditional Chinese medicine, Calendula (Jin Zhan Ju) is considered energetically neutral and is used to support healthy skin. Calendula stimulates blood cells deep in the dermis, speeding circulation, easing stagnation, and bringing healing power to the skin's surface.