Calendula is native to Asia and southern Europe and has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine. The chemicals in calendula might help new tissue grow in wounds and decrease swelling in the mouth and throat.
Calendula flower is commonly used for wounds, rashes, infections, inflammation, and many other conditions. But there's no strong evidence to support the use of calendula for any purpose.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for CALENDULA overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: Preparations of calendula flower are likely safe for most people. Pregnancy: Don't take calendula by mouth if you are pregnant. It is likely unsafe. There is a concern that it might cause a miscarriage. It's best to avoid topical use as well until more is known.
Breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if calendula is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Calendula may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking calendula.
Sedative medications (CNS depressants) interacts with CALENDULA
Calendula might cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Some medications, called sedatives, can also cause sleepiness and slowed breathing. Taking calendula with sedative medications might cause breathing problems and/or too much sleepiness.
Be cautious with this combination
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