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CALENDULA | Achieving Health

CALENDULA

 

Part Used

Flower

 

Main Actions

Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, promoting granulation of wounds, burns, eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions,

 

Commonly used for;

External

  • Mouthwash and gargle- for gingivitis, mouth ulcers, sore throat and oral thrush.

  • Wash or cream – poor wound healing, leg ulcers, enlarged and inflamed lymph glands, acute and chronic skin inflammation, varicose veins, wounds, burns, boils, dermatitis, acne, eczema.

Internal

  • Inflammatory conditions – of internal organs, gastrointestinal ulcers, genitourinary inflammation or infection, hepatitis, eye inflammation or degenerative eye conditions.

  • Fever – as a supportive treatment for the management of fever

  • Healing – burns (including prevention of radiation burns), circulatory disorders including varicose veins and associated ulcers, stomach ulcers, skin disorders.

 

Contraindications/precautions

Generally safe and well tolerated, although those with a known allergy to the Daisy are advised to avoid contact with Calendula. Not to be used in pregnancy.