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Calendula

Calendula officinalis

Calendula is likely one of the most common remedies used in folk and clinical herbalism and has a broad spectrum of uses and applications. Originally native throughout Europe, it is now naturalized throughout North America and other parts of the world.

We grow the deep orange variety of Calendula, purported to have superior medicinal qualities, and use it in both our infused herbal body oil, and a simple tincture.
 

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Herbal Actions:
Lymphagogue, Alterative, Vulnerary, Astringent, Bitter Tonic, Cholagogue

 

As a lymphatic alterative, Calendula is one of the best gentle lymphatic remedies which is used for healing immune deficiency and clearing stagnation of swollen and painful lymph nodes and edema.

As a bitter tonic, Calendula supports detox through the elimination pathways of the liver, bowels, skin, and lymphatic system.

As a vulnerary and astringent, Calendula is one of the best wound healing remedies in our western materia medica. It is famous for external healing remedies, but it can also be used internally to support the GI in healing food Intolerance, leaky gut syndrome and antibiotic trauma.


Cautions and Contraindications:

Calendula is generally regarded as a relatively mild and safe plant for internal consumption. Though due to its emmenagogue effects, it is suggested to be avoided for internal use during pregnancy. Topical use during pregnancy on the other hand is acceptable.

Resources:
https://www.herbrally.com/monographs/calendula-sp

https://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/m/marigo16.html

 

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