Pot Marigold

Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis

Botanical Name:
Calendula officinalis

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Family:

Asteraceae

Appearance:

The crop plant with yellow-orange flowers, grouped in terminal antodes on a bush.

Origins:

South Europe

Active constituents:

  • Flavonolic glycosides, terpenosides, lupeol, sterols, essential oils, carotenoid pigments, calendulin, gum-resins, mucilages, vitamin C, malic acid, and proteinaceous substances.

Healing properties:

Internally, it is recommended to stimulate biliary secretion as emenagogue and gastric bandage. Externally, in the inflammation of the oral cavity and the pharyngeal mucosa. It is also recommended for dermal and mucosal inflammation, bruises, contusions, furunculosis, eczema and parasitism.

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