Sunday, 4 December 2016


2016-49  Homeopathic Medicine:  Calendula Officinalis

Calendula Officinalis or Pot Marigold

The herb Calendula (botanical name Calendula officinalis) is also known as the pot marigold and forms the basis for the homeopathic remedy calendula. People have been using this herb since times immemorial to cure numerous health conditions that vary from skin disorders to cancer.

The dried petals of the calendula plant are used for medicinal purposes.  Calendula is usually applied topically, to the skin. 

Calendula tinctures, ointments, and washes are often applied to the skin to help burns, bruises, and cuts heal faster, and to fight the minor infections they cause. 

Calendula cream is also used to treat hemorrhoids.

To quote from Dr William Boericke: "A most remarkable healing agent, applied locally. Useful for open wounds, parts that will not heal, ulcers, etc. Promotes healthy granulations and rapid healing by first intention. Hemostatic after tooth extraction. Deafness. Catarrhal conditions. Neuroma. Constitutional tendency to erysipelas. Pain is excessive and out of all proportion to injury. Great disposition to take cold, especially in damp weather. Paralysis after apoplexy. Cancer, as an intercurrent remedy. Has remarkable power to produce local exudation and helps to make acrid discharge healthy and free." 

Dr Kent says: "In injuries, Calendula cannot be ignored, in cuts with laceration, surface or open injuries. Dilute Calendula used locally will keep the wound odourless, will reduce the amount of pus, and favour granulation in the very best possible manner, and thus it assists the surgeon in healing up surface wounds. Calendula is all the dressing you will need for open wounds and severe lacerations."

Materia Medica by Dr William Boericke : Calendula [Click Here]

YouTube Video: Homeopathic Medicine Calendula: Tips for Beginners by Dr Todd Rowe: [Click Here]

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