Calendula, Herbal Medicine Plant

Calendula, pot marigold, is a genus of about 12–20 species of annual or perennial
herbacessential oilsus plants in the daisy family Asteraceae as shown in figure 4. Calendula insuspension or in tincture is used topically to treat acne, reducing inflammation, controllingbleeding and soothing irritated tissue.[11] There is "limited evidence" that calendula cream orointment is effective in treating radiation dermatitis.[12,13] In a randomized study of 254radiation patients, topical application of 4% calendula ointment resulted in far fewer occurrencesof Grade 2 or higher dermatitis than occurred in the group using trolamine. Calendula users alsoexperienced less radiation-induced pain and fewer breaks in treatment.



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