Marigold (Calendula Officialis)

A healing plant in the true sense of the word. It has been used for thousands of years. 

It is anti-inflammatory and heals skin tissue and cells very well. It is mainly known for skin conditions and is used topically. It is also wonderful for internal healing of the digestive tract. Skin cells and the cells of the digestive tract are the same structure. That’s why it works so well for repairing the digestive tract and soothing any inflammation that has occurred or is currently present internally.

Once Calendula has repaired and soothed digestive cells this gives those cells a better chance of working at their best. This means we are able to get the best nutrition out of our food and have a healthy functioning digestive system. We chose Calendula for the NUDE BODY bar as it helps repair any damaged tissue and helps the body to take as much nutrition from our food as possible. This works alongside chichory root, in the NUDE BODY bar, which is a prebiotic and helps maintain a healthy bacterial balance within the digestive tract. Which is very important not just for optimal uptake of nutrients but for also for helping keep a good balance of serotonin in our systems. Modern studies are showing that this helps keep our mental health maintained. What seems like a simple healing plant has a great effect on many of our body systems. 

- By Natasha Lloyd (BS) Herbal Medicine,
Licensed Herbalist at NUDE LLC