Latin name: Calendula officinalis L.
Other names: Calendula, Gold Bloom, Holligold, Poet’s marigold, Pot Marigold, Aklelmulk, Atunjaq
Calendula has long been used to relieve inflammation of the mouth, throat, and stomach. This lovely marigoldlike flower is considered a vulnerary agent, a substance that promotes healing. Calendula also has anti-inflammatory and weak antimicrobial activity. Its properties make it applicable to reduce fever, treating sore throat and mouth, menstrual cramps, as well as in cancer therapy.
Calendula has a high content of flavonoids, chemicals that act as anti-oxidants in the body. Anti-oxidants are thought to protect body cells from damage caused by a chemical process called oxidation.
- Purification of the body