Calendula officinalis (Marigold)

Medical Indication

Part of the plant which can be used

  • The flower and the leaf of the plant

Present in the market

  • Herbal tea
  • Ointment
  • Tincture

Medical Use and Dosage – mode of administration

CALENDULA OFFICINALIS is a very good remedy that deals with skin problems, such as acne, psora and ekzema. It is also very useful in women genital such as emmenagogue or dysmenorrhea.
Calendula is applied to the skin to reduce pain and swelling (inflammation) and to treat poorly healing wounds and leg ulcers. It is also applied (used topically) for nosebleeds, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, inflammation of the rectum (proctitis), and inflammation of the lining of the eyelid (conjunctivitis).
In dealing with skin disorders, it can be applied in ointment or tincture 5 – 10 ml per day.
Calendula flower is used to prevent muscle spasms, start menstrual periods, and reduce fever. It is also used for treating sore throat and mouth, menstrual cramps, cancer, and stomach and duodenal ulcers.
In all aforementioned health conditions, it can be used in herbal tea 3 times daily.

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Combinations & Contraindications

People who are allergic in daisy flower, might have dermatitis.
It is contraindicated to be used during pregnancy without medical surveillance.

Recognized Ethnobotanical use

CALENDULA OFFICINALIS is known that treats skin problems such as psora, acne, phlebitis or eczema, and acts as anti-inflammatory.

Dissemination & Use