Calendula. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

Calendula Properties

Internal use is very limited but shows hypotensive properties, sudorific and antispasmodics.
It is a purifier. It is used in the treatment of certain respiratory and nervous disorders and to treat amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, intestinal parasites, etc..

In external use is a remarkable anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and healing (acne, skin irritations, scalds, superficial burns, bruises, insect bites, disinfection and helps the healing of wounds, skin ulcers, boils, abscesses, etc..

Calendula Contraindications

- In concentrated extracts to avoid during pregnancy and lactation
- Do not use dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl alcohol.

Side effects of Calendula
The fresh plant can cause contact dermatitis.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3
As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

(0 = none, 1 = somewhat toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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Index of medicinal plants

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