Calendula herb extract, benefits, health, effects, plant, supplements, side effects Calendula
What calendula herb Is:
With those bright, yellow orange flowers, you might mistake calendula for any other marigold. (It is, in fact, also known as pot marigold.) But calendula herb is actually an entirely different plant. It's native to northern Africa and the south-central portion of Europe, but it can be grown elsewhere, including indoors. If you can't visually distinguish calendula herb from marigold, you'll probably be more successful using your nose: Regular garden marigolds (Tagetes species) give off a strong, unpleasant aroma (although some people like it); calendula is comparatively milder.
Calendula herb, which is commonly known as marigold, can be used in salads, in skin creams or in medicines. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and wound-healing properties when used externally. It also eases muscle spasm and is a useful digestive remedy.
Calendula is used both internally and externally to treat many conditions including wounds, inflamed lymph nodes, varicose veins, skin ailments, gastritis and ulcers. It can also be used to treat menstrual problems.
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