(Calendula officinalis)

Actions: Anti-inflammatory, vulnerary (wound healing), lymphatic and anti-microbial.

Dose: 10-30 mL week (1:2 liquid)

Another one of my key foundation herbs, I have found this herb to be very gentle and healing for the mucus membranes of the gut. It is my choice for patients who have swollen lymph glands and internal inflammation of the gastro intestinal tract (GIT).

Phytochemical quantification of extracts revealed calendula is rich in flavonoid and phenolic content, and possesses considerable anti-oxidant activities.

Recent studies are showing methanolic and aqueous extracts are promising sources of anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, and cytotoxic agents (Abudunia et al, 2017).