Overview

Calendula is a plant. The flower is used to make medicine.

Calendula flower is commonly used for wounds, rashes, infection, inflammation, and many other conditions. However, there is no strong evidence to support calendula for any use.

Don't confuse calendula with ornamental marigolds of the Tagetes genus, which are commonly grown in vegetable gardens.

How does it work ?

It is thought that the chemicals in calendula help new tissue grow in wounds and decrease swelling in the mouth and throat.

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