Calendula ( Calendula officinalis )


Botanical name: Calendula officinalis

Origin: Egypt


Therapeutic actions: Anti-phlogistic; Anti-fungal; Anti-inflammatory; Antiseptic; Antispasmodic; Aperient; Astringent;

Cholagogue; Diaphoretic; Emmenagogue; Skin; Stimulant; Vulnerary; Warts.

Nutrients: Calcium, coenzyme Q10, phosphorus, vitamins A, C and E.

Drug interactions: No known drug interactions.

Description: It has been used for the blood and skin both internally and externally. Romans used it to treat

scorpion bites.

Internal uses: It has been used for gastritis, bile production, digestion, painful menstruation, amenorrhea, Candida

albicans (or thrush), varicose veins, beneficial for inflamed and ulcerated conditions. Other uses: cancer, colitis,

anemia, fevers and conjunctivitis.

External uses: The flowers make an excellent poultice or compress for burns, scalds, stings, impetigo, varicose

veins, ear and eye infections, chilblains and eruptive skin diseases. Other uses include: acne, chicken pox, measles,

frostbite, sprains, poison oak and ivy, breastfeed support and sore nipples.

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