Calendula Herbal Remedies
Calendula is popular in ointments, salves, or creams for various skin problems, such as eczema, skin rashes, bed sores, diaper rash, varicose veins, bruises, burns, and sore breasts. The tea is used locally for sore throats, slow-healing wounds, or leukorrea and internally for fever and swollen lymph glands. The tea or tincture is beneficial for the healing of ulcers in the digestive tract and to ease gallbladder inflammation and enlarged, sore lymph glands. An extract of calendula flowers (combined with allantoin) was shown to dramatically accelerate the healing of surgically-induced wounds and prevent infection. Calendula has a taste of SPICY, BITTER and a temperature of NEUTRAL.
Calendula Proper Dose
|Calendula Infusion||1-3 cups dailly|
|Calendula Oil||External use|
|Calendula Tincture||40-60 drops 2-3 x daily|
Calendula Reference Information
|Latin Name||Calendula officinalis|
|Other Names||Pot marigold|
|Herb Forms||Tinctures, salves, oils, creams, bulk herb.|
|Affects||Integumentary system, Urinary system|
|Botanical Info||A stout herb of the daisy family with elongated, tongue-shaped leaves and abundant bright orange flowers. A garden favorite; abundantly reseeds itself.|
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