Calendula Flowers {Calendula officinalis}

Calendula is a well known herb for its beautiful bright flowers that attract onlookers. It is mainly used topically for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and vulnery actions. The flowers can be used internally as an emmenagogue, antispasmodic, and chologue.

Family Asteraceae

Parts Used Flower heads when fully opened, picked soon after opening and ray florets.  Whole plant may also be used and squeezed into a succus.

Associated Systems
Immune System,  Digestive System

Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antispasmodic, Emmenagogue, Immunostimulant, Lymphatic, Vulnerary (Demulcent & Emollient)

Internal Gastric ulcerations, indigestion, hepatic congestion. As a lymphatic, Calendula is used to stimulate the drainage of enlarged, inflamed lymph nodes and is specific for the lymphatics in the breast and pelvic tissues.
Topical Skin traumas including cuts, scrapes, scalds, burns, acne, perineal lacerations during delivery, surgical woulds (irrigate bid/tid), skin disease including ulcers, abscess, vaginitis, cervicitis, cervical erosion, diaper rash, psoriasis, eczema, pruritus, conjunctivitis, gingivitis, and more.

Warnings & Interactions: 1A {Safety Chart}

This monograph does not intend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. It is always advisable to consult with your trusted Herbalist or healthcare professional prior to use. Click here to book your appointment.

. Find a complete list of references for this monograph and a review of its evidence based applications in “Naturopathic Botanical Medicine” by Dr. Anthony Godfrey, and Paul Richard Saunders with Kerry Barlow, Cindy Gilbert, Mathew Gowan and Fraser Smith.


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