A popular garden plant with bright orange
or yellow flowers. Also known as pot marigold
Functions / Benefits
Alterative (corrects disordered bodily
functions). Anti-inflammatory. Antiseptic.
Astringent. Anti-fungal. Antispasmodic
(alleviates spasms and cramps). Detoxifying.
Lymphatic deobstructant. Prevents haemorrhaging.
Sunburn. Bruises. Cuts & scratches.
Stings & swellings. Swollen lymph
glands, mumps. Sore throat. Pelvic congestion.
Infections and inflammations in general.
Athlete’s foot. Prevents period
pains. Varicose veins, chapped skin and
Ingestion: Tea infusion. (Taken as often
External: Lotions, creams, and compresses
for wounds and inflammations of the skin.
Gargle: Also as gargles/mouthwashes.
Note: Often sold as calendula.
Be careful not to confuse with French
and African marigolds, which should not
be taken internally.