Calendula Officinalis

Scientific Name: Calendula Officinalis L.
English Name: Pot Marigold
Other Names in English:
Family: Compositae

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Health Benefits

Temperament: Some consider it mild and some cold and dry.
1- Brew 10 to 20 grams of fresh flowers or 15 to 30 grams of dried flowers in a liter of boiling water for 15 minutes, then strain the water and sweeten it with honey and drink a cup of it every morning, noon and night. Sudorific, antiseptic, clears the blood, cure Splenitis, relieves indigestion, treats constipation, is effective for all kinds of headaches and eye pain, for relieving hot coughs and chest pain is useful, it is useful for relieving neurasthenia and anemia, it eliminates jaundice, it is effective for relieving pain and other discomforts in menstruation, it treats cancerous organs over time, it eliminates pimples and acne, eczema.
2- Boil 30 grams of it with its leaves in a liter of water, then brew it, strain and drink 3 cups of this tea a day. Prevents indigestion, relieves stomach pain, and regulates menstruation if you start eating it 8 days before the first day of menstruation every month, by drinking a cup after each meal.
3- Smash and poultice it, it cures Urticaria.
4- Soak fresh flowers in vinegar for 24 hours and then poultice, it cures corns.
5- Knead it with milk and barley flour and poultice it around the eyes and drop its extract into the eyes, it will remove eyelid swelling.
6- Rubbing its tincture is useful for wound healing and prevents inflammation and wound infection.


It is a plant of the Compositae family, a subfamily Radieae, an annual with a height of less than 50 cm. This plant is native to southern Europe and grows in other parts of the world. In Iran, it can be seen in the western region, Qazvin and Rasht wildly. It grows wild on the slopes of mountains and rocks and at the foot of old walls and is also grown as an ornamental flower.

Chemical Constituents

Several types of Saponin, a tasteless substance similar to bassorin, a resinous substance, a bitter substance called Calendulin, Sterol, Faradiol, Arnidiol, Carotin, Cholesterol, Essence, Lauric acid, Palmitic acid, Stearic acid, Salicylic acid, Oleanolic acid, Pentadecylic acid, Myristic acid.

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