Calendula ointment. Definition

Medical Definition: Calendula ointment

Substance made from the flower of the marigold plant Calendula officinalis. The skin care products made on the basis of calendula have been used to treat minor cuts, burns and skin irritation. It may be that the products available in the United States do not contain the same amount or mixture of ingredients and may not be effective. Another product, Calendula ointment, is studying in France to prevent dermatitis patients receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer (breast). The ointment being studied is not available in the United States.

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