Scientific Name: Calendula officinalis
Taste: bitter, pungent, salty, sweet
Medicinal Parts: flowers
Energetics: warm, dry, tonifying
Actions: draining, lymphatic, alterative, diaphoretic, vulnerary, antimicrobial
Affinities: lymphatic and digestive system
Notable Constituents: volatiles, triterpenes, bitter glycosides, sterols, flavonoids, carotenoids, resins, mucilage (to 1.5%)
- Calendula is healing to internal and external wounds. Cuts, scrapes, stings, and bruises can be helped by a topical application and internally digestive irritation, abrasion and ulceration, also leaky gut, can be helped with calendula tea.
- Calendula is useful in stagnant and boggy lymph conditions, including infection and edema. Useful for lymphatic congestion due to infective pathogens or autoimmunity. Suited to a wide variety of conditions, such as intestinal bloating, eczema, and lymphomas. The antimicrobial action is also associated with its lymph clearing properties.
-Stimulates blood flow to the surface of the skin and its eliminatory pathways, which aids in healing. This action also produces a diaphoretic effect, helping to break up fever.
-Add calendula to a gut formula to help calm digestion, and to get at the lymphatic stagnation that causes many types of digestive distress.
-Add calendula infused oil to beeswax to create a wound healing salve, or soak cheese cloth in a strong calendula decoction and lie on top of wound.
Calendula is considered a safe herb for everyone.
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