Description. Calendula has an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, mild sedative, choleretic, antispasmodic effect. The plant has strong bactericidal properties against some pathogens, especially staphylococci and streptococci. Calendula tincture quickly eliminates inflammatory processes and purulent inflammation and discharge from wounds and ulcerative processes and significantly accelerates tissue regeneration and wound healing. The composition contains carotenoids – antioxidants that resist the aging processes and protect the body from the negative effects of the environment. Flavonoids have a positive effect on the enzyme activity. A large number of minerals were found in calendula flowers, including potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, etc. Preparations based on calendula flowers also have a choleretic and diuretic effect and are actively used in gynecology, cardiology, dentistry, for the treatment of diseases of the digestive tract, genitourinary system, etc.
Use. Calendula has been used as an effective medicine for centuries. It is used as a tincture for rinsing to treat inflammatory diseases of the mouth and throat. A decoction of the calendula flower will help relieve pain and sore throat, dry and wet cough, improve well-being and the overall state in various acute respiratory viral infections. Preparations from the flower baskets are used externally for the treatment of burns, long-term non-healing wounds and fistulas, for rinsing the mouth and throat during stomatitis and tonsillitis. With eye diseases (barley, blepharitis, conjunctivitis), calendula-based lotions and rinse help. Calendula is recommended for the treatment of heart diseases accompanied by rhythm disturbances, diseases of the liver and biliary tract, peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum, gastritis, and hypertension. In traditional medicine, calendula infusion is used to treat the diseases of the liver, spleen, stomach cramps, bladder stones, cough, cardiac neurosis, scrofula, rickets. It can be applied externally to erosion and cracks in the anus. A decoction of calendula flowers has a hypotensive, mild sedative effect, normalizes bowel function and is very useful for women during menopause to normalize well-being.