Calendula Off.

Scientific Name: Calendula officinalis

Calendula Off. Information

The flowers of calendula, Calendula officinalis, can be used as an alternative to saffron in cooking and is rich in essential oils, flavonoids, carotenoids and saponins that give them their mildly bitter taste. Tea made using Calendula was traditionally used internally as a gargle for reducing inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, for soothing sore throats, laryngitis and tonsillitis, coughs, dryness of the lungs and digestive upsets. The tea was also used against fever, cramps and spasms of the digestive and urogenital systems. The most notable use of calendula, however, is for its use externally on wounds, burns and abrasions - and especially for rejuvenating skin and helping the body to prevent and/or overcome abnormal skin growths. Naturopathic preparation containing calendula extract is effective in the management of ear pain associated with acute otitis media. The flowers contain high concentrations of colorful orange xanthophylls, carotenoids and other flavonoids that are powerful antioxidants and shown to be effective against inflammation, fever and to stimulate bile flow for aiding digestion and cleansing the liver. The aqueous extract has also been shown to have an uterotonic effect.

Calendula Off. Benefits

  • Possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antiviral properties.
  • Is useful as an appetite Stimulant
  • Helps in the treatment of bunions and other skin eruptions.
  • Aids in cellular regeneration
  • Useful in detoxification and digestive upsets
  • Helps with gastritis and gastroenteritis
  • Provides relief from insect bites and stings when used topically
  • Treats skin problems and sores
  • Soothes sore throat

Calendula Off. Nutrient Content

Essential oil containing carotenoids, saponin, resin, and bitter principle.

Calendula Off. Notes

Use as an oil or salve for bruises and injuries, burns, earaches, shingles, and eruptive skin diseases. There are no known drug interactions or side effects.

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