Calendula

Calendula flowers.

Calendula (Calendula officinalis) also known as ‘Pot Marigold’ is used throughout Europe, China, India and Africa as a common ingredient in cosmetics, creams, lotions, shampoo, eyewashes, gargles to treat skin conditions such as wounds, burns, ulcers, swellings and inflammation as well being internally as an antispasmodic, cleansing and detoxifying herb to treat jaundice, gastrointestinal spasms and inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth, throat and gastrointestinal tract. Calendula contains multiple phytochemicals including triterpenoids, flavonoids, coumarines, quinones, volatile oils, carotenoids and amino acids that exhibits analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-tumour and antioxidant, antipyretic, hepatoprotective, anti-spasmodic, spasmogenic, carminative, and antiepileptic properties.

References

Arora, D., A. Rani, and A. Sharma, A review on phytochemistry and ethnopharmacological aspects of genus Calendula. Pharmacognosy reviews, 2013. 7(14): p. 179-187.

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