Calendula


Article Outline
  1. 1. Composition
  2. 2. Healing Properties
    1. 2.1. Antimicrobial
      1. 2.1.1. Antibacterial
      2. 2.1.2. Antifungal
      3. 2.1.3. Antiviral
        1. 2.1.3.1. Anti-HIV
    2. 2.2. Antiinflammatory (Antiphlogistic)
    3. 2.3. Antioxidant
    4. 2.4. Antiseptic
    5. 2.5. Anti-spasmodic
    6. 2.6. Astringent
    7. 2.7. Antitumor (Antitumoral, anti-tumor, anticancer)
    8. 2.8. Diaphoretic
    9. 2.9. Resolvent
    10. 2.10. Stimulant
    11. 2.11. Skin Health
    12. 2.12. Hepatoprotective
  3. 3. Disease / Symptom Treatment

Calendula (Calendula officinalis, common marigold) is a flowering plant in the daisy family. The petals are edible and can be used fresh in salads or dried.

Composition

The flowers of C. officinalis contain flavonol glycosides, triterpene oligoglycosides, oleanane-type triterpene glycosides, saponins, and a sesquiterpene glucoside.

Twenty seven different compounds have been identified from different Calendula extracts.[1]

Healing Properties

Antimicrobial

Antibacterial

Antifungal

Antiviral

Anti-HIV

Antiinflammatory (Antiphlogistic)

Antioxidant

Antiseptic

Anti-spasmodic

Astringent

Antitumor (Antitumoral, anti-tumor, anticancer)

Diaphoretic

Resolvent

Stimulant

Skin Health

Hepatoprotective

Disease / Symptom Treatment


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