calendula flowers -used on injuries to reduce inflammation. used as a remedy for a variety of skin problems ranging from skin ulcerations to eczema. Taken orally calendula has been used to sooth stomach ulcers & inflammation. It has been reported to be effective in fighting fever, boils, abscesses, & recurrent vomiting. As a tea, it has been used for relieving conjunctivitis. The salve or dilute tincture of calendula has and continues to be used in connection with bruises, sprains, pulled muscles, sores, and more.
Flavonoids, found in high amounts in calendula, are thought to account for much of its anti-inflammatory activity as well as medicinal effects. Triterpene & caretonoids are two other constituents of calendula
recently scientists have investigated calendula for possible anticancer & antiviral actions this herb may possess.
Calendula is considered by many to be an effective detoxifying herb that can help with the toxicity associated with severe fevers & infections. Calendula is also widely recognized as a cleanser for the liver, gallbladder, and other organs.
For the general population calendula has no known side effects/ interactions