Calendula is a flowering plant.
The flower has some medicinal properties and is used to make medicines.
Calendula flower is used to treat muscular spasms, menstruation irregularities, and fever.
It also helps with sore throats, mouth ulcers, menstrual cramps, cancer, and stomach and duodenal ulcers.
Calendula is used topically to relieve pain and inflammation (inflammation), as well as to treat wounds that aren’t healing properly and leg ulcers. It’s also used topically on the skin to treat nosebleeds, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, rectum inflammation, and inflammation of the eyelid lining (conjunctivitis).

Calendula is native to Asia and southern Europe that has been used for a long time in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine treatments.
Calendula’s compounds may aid in the growth of new tissue in wounds and are thought to reduce swelling in the mouth and throat.

Calendula flower

Calendula is used topically to treat wounds. This plant contains naturally occurring compounds that have anti-inflammatory and skin-healing effects, as per to lab research.
Calendula ointments may help heal wounds and decrease inflammation post radiation therapy, according to some human studies.
To validate these effects, more study is needed.

Uses :

  1. Anal fissures : Early evidence shows that applying calendula to the afflicted area can help those with anal tears who aren’t responding to other treatments like sitz baths or the effect of drug nifedipine.
  2. Diaper rash : Diaper rash is a common occurrence. When compared to aloe gel, early study shows that putting 1.5 percent calendula ointment to the skin for 10 days helps with diaper rash.
  3. Infection of the ear : Various studies suggest that using a particular product to the ear for three days (Otikon Otic Solution by Healthy-On Ltd) that contains mullein, garlic, calendula, and St. John’s wort relieves ear discomfort in children and teens with ear infections.
  4. Vaginal atrophy : Early study shows that applying a gel containing calendula, Lactobacillus sporogenes, isoflavones, and lactic acid to the vagina for four weeks improves symptoms of vaginal atrophy such as itching, burning, dryness, and discomfort during intercourse.
  5. To treat inflammation of the skin : In breast cancer patients, calendula ointment applied to the skin decreased unpleasant swelling and irritation caused by radiation therapy.
  6. To treat ulcers on the leg : According to preliminary study, putting a 7.5 percent calendula ointment to the skin helps leg ulcers caused by poor blood circulation heal faster.
  7. It is also thought to treat other conditions like muscle spasms, fever, cancer, nosebleeds, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, promoting menstruation, treating mouth and throat soreness, wounds. However the studies are limited and more research is needed to prove these benefits.

Side effects :

When consumed by mouth or applied to the skin, calendula flower preparations are tend to be safe with no adverse effects for most people.