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Calendula

Calendula

Marigold, pot marigold, herb of the sun Calendula Officinalis F. Asteraceae


Vitamins: A,B,C


Constituents: Volatile oil, resin, saponins, bitters, flavonoids, cartanoids, mucilage, sterols


Actions: antispasmodic, aperient, Cholagogue, diaphoretic, Vulnerary, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, stimulant, antifungal, emmenagogue, tonic, febrifuge


Uses: Calendula has been a well-regarded, gentle remedy for many ailments over the ages. The herbs high value is illustrated by the fact it was made an official herb in Elizabethan times and as such has officinalis in its name.

Calendula infusion is regarded as a gentle remedy for mild digestive problems, for reducing fevers, relieving inflamed lymph nodes, diarrhoea, vomiting and menstrual problems. It is also said to assist with candida, fluid retention, tonsillitis, liver and kidney function, cancer and convulsions. Calendula has been well regarded through time as an external healer. As a strong infusion, calendula is used for treating ailments of the skin such as sunburn, rashes, bites, eczema and dermatitis. It is particularly famous in the herb world for reducing inflammation due to damage and infection. It is known to strengthen eyesight, stimulate circulation and cleanse the blood.

Alternative Names:
Marigold, pot marigold, herb of the sun

Constituents:
Volatile oil, resin, saponins, bitters, flavonoids, cartanoids, mucilage, sterols.

Latin Name:
Calendula Officinalis F. Asteraceae

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