An emollient is oily and soothing to the body. Calendula is an example of an herbal emollient.
Latin name: Aloe vera or Aloe barbadensis
- antioxidant for the skin
- improves digestion
- soothes ulcers
- can relieve pain
- helpful for constipation
- enhances immune system
- good for tissue repair
The older and larger the plant the more beneficial it is.
Latin name: Calendula officinalis
- soothes irritation
- good for the eyes
The calendula flower has orange and yellow flowers and is also known as a marigold.