Simple Herbal Extracts | Calendula



Botanical Name

Calendula officinalis

Part Used



None *

Traditional Information*

Also known as Pot Marigold, these bright yellow or orange flowers contain abundant carotinoids especially lutein which is an anti-oxident to the eyes. Traditionally Calendula is used as a lymph and liver tonic and anti-inflammatory. Topically it is anti-fungal, antibacterial and a styptic. Topical use—Used for cuts, wounds, scrapes, diaper rash (powdered flowers), athlete’s foot, bed sores, insect stings, bacterial vaginosis, cervical dysplasia, and vulvodynia

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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