Calendula has a long history of use as a wound-healing and skin-soothing botanical. This lovely marigold like flower (although called pot marigold, it is not a true marigold) is considered a vulnerary agent, a substance that promotes healing. Calendula also has anti-inflammatory and weak antimicrobial activity. It is most often used topically for lacerations, abrasions, and skin infections; less commonly, it is used internally to heal inflamed and infected mucous membranes.

After surgeries, drink calendula tea with chamomile tea three times a day in a 8 oz. mug with hot water. Do not add sugar. replace it with honey if you desire.



Do not apply any fat-based ointments, including calendula salve, to wounds that are oozing or weeping; use watery preparations only, such as calendula tea, and allow the area to air dry completely between applications. On recently stitched wounds, wait until stitches have been removed and scabs have formed before applying calendula ointments or other calendula preparations. An exception would be a very  brief and light application of calendula succus or tea applied without any rubbing or friction. Calendula should not be taken internally during pregnancy.


calendula flower


Indicated for

  • Acne
  • athlete’s foot
  • candida
  • cold sores
  • conjunctivitis
  • coughs
  • cramps
  • eczema
  • fungal infections
  • gastritis
  • good digestion
  • hemorrhoids
  • menopausal symptoms
  • menstrual cramps
  • minor burns
  • phthiriasis (dry)
  • relieving colitis
  • ringworm
  • sore throats
  • skin ulcerations
  • snake bites
  • sprains
  • sunburns
  • varicose veins
  • viral infections,
  • warts,
  • wounds