Calendula – Marigold

Calendula – Marigold

The mother tincture is prepared from the fresh aerial parts of the flowering plant, Calendula officinalis L. N.O. Compositae.

The main indications are:

Badly-healing wounds (with lacerated and crushed edges).

Additionally, Calendula is characterised by great irritability, with a tendency to choke and rheumatoid pains everywhere with light shivering, aggravated while at rest.

Calendula also has a beneficial effect on vesicular eruptions and on inflammatory swelling of the submaxillary gland, the tonsils, the parotid glands and various lymph glands (could also be used in mononucleosis – glandular fever – along with Vince- toxicum or Engystol).

Calendula is especially suited to wounds whose state is deteriorating, which cause considerable pain and whose edges are red from inflammation with a tendency to fester, especially in contusions. (External application also.)

The German Monograph-Preparation Commission for the Homoeopathic Field of Therapy has, under the Preparation Monograph for Calendula officinalis, published the following indication(s) in the German Bundesanzeiger (German Federal Gazette) for calendula: dermal suppuration and poorly healing wounds; compres- sion wounds; lacerations; defect wounds; frostbite and burns to the skin.